The beach or lake can pose some potential hazards for your cortisol pump. Water, sand, sunscreen, and heat are known enemies of electronic devices. However, with preparation, you can safely enjoy your day at the beach! Water Before you head into the water, you will want to know the IPX . . . Read more
600 series Medtronic pumps and OmniPods are IPX8 rated. Both should be safe to go into a hot tub for short periods of time, provided they are not damaged. Any damage, like cracks or loose seals could allow water into your pump. Tandem pumps are IPX7 rated. By that definition, . . . Read more
While we would like to believe that everyone is able to use the newest pump technology, that is not always feasible. Older model pumps such as Medtronic 500 series, Medtronic 700 series, or Animas pumps are still fairly common. While the functionality is basically the same with respect to cortisol . . . Read more
You might have heard the words “basal” and “bolus” being used within the cortisol pumping community and are not quite sure what they mean. Below we will explain these terms. You can also check out our glossary for more definitions of cortisol pump terms. Basal Basal is the cortisol that . . . Read more
Wearing a cortisol pump may take some adjustment. This is normal and to be expected. We have created some tips on how to wear your cortisol pump.