Aquapac 158 — Waterproof Insulin Pump Case
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Most insulin pumps are not waterproof so this case allows the user to bathe swim or paddle with peace of mind. The case comes with full instructions provided! You’ll be able to use all the buttons and features while it’s protected from water, dust, dirt and sand.
But can I swim with it?
Although it’s not designated as Submersible we have had reports from many, many users that in practice they or their children have enjoyed swimming with our cases with no problem whatsoever (the vast majority of our customers have bought the case for their children). We are talking here about splashing around in the pool or the sea, but we are NOT talking about endurance/long-distance swimming. Our testing shows that the TC clamp will let a tiny amount of water in after a period of total immersion. So the best advice we can give is to wear it in the small of your back if you’re swimming on your front, and on your tummy if you’re swimming on your back, so that it spends as little time submerged as possible.
The Aquapac comes with a removable belt, and high-frequency welded seams to form a super-strong bond.
Please read following information about a study of flow rate of insulin with use of Aquapac:
Aquapac have commissioned research by Imperial College London into the use of the 158 (Insulin Pump case) after receiving a large number of customer enquiries regarding their suitablity for use with insulin pumps. Results show that in some circumstances insulin flow rate can be reduced by the case. In particular Technology and Medicine using a Roche Accu-Check Spirit insulin pump at a temperature of 20C at flow rates of 2U/hr and 10U/hr. The amounts of insulin delivered over 60 minutes observed were as follows:
2U/hr not in a case – 0.0131g (flow rate of 100%)
2U/hr in Aquapac 150 – 0.0106g (flow rate of 81%)
2U/hr in Aquapac 150 – 0.0056g (2nd test model)(flow rate of 42%)
2U/hr in Aquapac 550 – 0.0121g (flow rate 92%)
10U/hr not in case – 0.0864g (flow rate of 100%)
10U/hr in Aquapac 150 – 0.0878g (flow rate of 100%)
10U/hr in Aquapac 550 – 0.0903g (flow rate of 100%)
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