I wanted to tell you guys about an amazing new product that I found recently. I found and bought it on my own, and am not being paid for this review. I was just so excited to find it that I wanted to share it with you.
I remember when I was first looking at pumps, the promotional video by MiniMed emphasized that their pump was waterproof and showed people participating in all sorts of water sports. Sometime between watching the video and getting the pump, they had recalled that claim and would only now call their pump water resistant.
I have heard that if your MiniMed pump does not have any cracks in it, then it is probably waterproof. Well, based on yesterday’s post, we all know that my pump is certainly not crack free at the moment (and from the comments I am wondering if it is a flaw of the clear version). Even if it was, I am not sure dunking it in water is a chance I am willing to take anyway – with a $6000 medical device.
The problem was that a few weeks ago I was headed to a retreat that was going to involve spending some time at a waterpark. When I am swimming or at the beach, it is easy to disconnect when I go in the water, but the in-and-out of a waterpark seemed like a more difficult situation. I was looking for something that would make my pump waterproof.
It looked like the Sports Guard was going to be my best bet, so I went to the MiniMed website to order it. The day after I ordered it however, I got a notification that it was on backorder. A big problem considering the retreat in question was that weekend.
Thankfully, there was one other suggestion on that thread of a company called Aquapac.
By the time I found this product, it was after midnight on Tuesday night and we were leaving for the retreat on Friday afternoon. Even though it looked like this might be the answer to my problem, I was worried that it would not arrive on time.
There was a place to leave comments on the order, in which I begged and pleaded for them to rush the shipment if they were able.
Considering I started this post by telling you I wanted to share about an amazing product, I bet you can guess where this story is going.
MiniMed Sport Guard on backorder = FAIL*
Aquapac Insulin pump case = EPIC WIN
You can click on any of these pictures for a better view.
Here is the case and the belt you can use to wear it – but I just sort of tucked it into my tankini bottom.
Of course, since I had never used it before, I was a little suspicious of the seal in the beginning. But my obsessive checks proved their claims, my pump stayed completely dry! This was despite several trips down the waterslides and a good amount of time spent in a lazy river. If you are looking for a waterproof case to provide a little extra security for your pump during your water fun this summer – I strongly recommend checking out Aquapac products.
* I am actually still waiting for the Sport Guard. The MiniMed sales rep sent me a follow-up e-mail when they came off backorder asking if I still wanted it, I responded that I did… almost three weeks ago.