In the water with an insulin pump

In the water with a pump

Insulin pump therapy doesn’t have to get in the way of everyday life—even when it comes to swimming, showering, or getting caught in the rain. At Animas, we know that “life happens” so we designed all of our pumps to be waterproof from the very beginning. So go ahead: jump in the pool, run through the sprinklers, or just get wet!

Getting wet without the worry

Animas® Vibe® and OneTouch Ping® insulin pumps* are waterproof at 3.6 m (12 feet) for 24 hours. So, even "overboard," your pump can still keep pumping.

Swimming and bathing

To wear your Animas insulin pump while swimming, simply clip it to your swimwear or place it in a small sport case designed to hold your pump. If you want to keep the pump connected in the shower or tub, you can place it in the soap dish or leave it at the bottom of the tub. Whatever works for you!

Note: Do not wear your Animas insulin pump scuba diving or in water at depths greater than 3.6 m (12 feet).

Hot tubs, whirlpools and saunas

Be sure to remove your pump, infusion set and tubing prior to using hot tubs, whirlpools or saunas. Exposure to extreme temperatures could affect the quality of the insulin inside the pump and infusion set.

*The OneTouch Ping® meter-remote must not be exposed to water.

The information made available on the Animas website is not intended to be used or viewed as a substitute for consultation with a healthcare professional. The information provided on this site cannot be the basis for diagnosis or therapy. You are advised to obtain professional advice and should always discuss your treatment plan with your healthcare team.