I think I’ve noticed something lately … and I was curious how this affects other pumpers.
I’m on the Medtronic (Quick Set) and so when I shower in the mornings, I disconnect and suspend my pump. My husband might disagree 😉 but I take a fairly quick shower.
But there are some mornings that I don’t automatically reconnect – there are always other factors involved … how quickly I get dressed afterwards (and therefore have a place to hook my pump) or if my 4 year old needs something … it varies.
But I’m probably disconnected on average around 20-30 minutes. There have been some mornings that I’ve actually forgotten to reconnect right away, or have just had those distractions mentioned above, and I’ve noticed my BG is a little higher than usual when I test for breakfast.
I’ve never aimed for a certain time to stay disconnected … but I was wondering if any of you try to give yourself a limit? Lately I’m trying to not go more than 30 minutes.
There have been times when I’ve been at the beach, or water parks, etc, and I’ve stayed disconnected for longer, but there are obviously other factors involved (exercise, etc) that can play into my BG’s.
Poll: How long are you comfortable staying disconnected for showers before you start noticing a rising BG?