posted on May, 8 2012 @ 08:09 PM
Interesting. I am a type 1, and I have an insulin pump. A Medtronic Revel, it has a built in disconnect, for bathing, swimming, or other activities
where the device may get in the way.
I am not familiar with her device, so I do not know if her's has a quick-disconnect / suspend function like mine does. Tho I would think it does, as
a matter of design, and ease of use.
I am curious if she asked to remove her device or not. Considering the manual for these devices indicated we must remove them before any sort of MRI
/ CAT scan, as it will damage the device.
For those unfamiliar with insulin pump design:
This is an external device that is the size of a pager, that attaches to our bodies via a adhesive patch with a tiny cannula (3mm - 5mm) that breaches
just under the skin, administering the insulin subcutaneously, which connects to tubing, up to the device / reservoir that contains the 100 - 300
units of insulin.
The quick disconnect would be at the patch / cannula area, so the tubing could be kept with the insulin pump, reservoir. or perhaps mid-supply line.
edit on 8-5-2012 by Cygnis because: (no reason given)