- I actually remembered not to smile (breaks the seal on the face mask and it fills with water otherwise. My eyes and nose were drowning in a few of the pics).
- My pump and I did well snorkeling although I was quite cold (wetsuit shirt was nice, wetsuit pants would have been nice as well).
- I travel with a back-up pump (which was back at the hotel).
- I had 2 syringes and a vial of insulin with me on the boat.
- I had lots of reasons for choosing my pump. One of the main ones is so I can do stuff like this. I don’t like leaving my pump behind, in this case, with strangers on a boat. My pump is a thrill seeker. He insisted on snorkeling. Who was I to say no?
- Snorkeling (well swimming) drops my bg like nobody’s business (OK it’s none of your business but I stayed in the 130-80 range the whole time). Temporary basal rates are effing awesome.
- Under bolusing (majorly) for lunch was unnecessary. Lesson learned when I returned from second round of snorkeling.
- Having snorkeling dreams for days (well nights) after snorkeling is most excellent.
- My Dexcom did well in the Pacific ocean as well and picked up my bg as I approached the boat. Not bad G4, not bad at all.
- I believe in tons of Ziplock baggies.
- Diabetes may slow me down a bit every once in a while. It does NOT stop me.
- I may not be Aquaman but I may respond to Aqua-Robot-Lady.
Snorkeling Pump – Where The Pump Are You?