Spring Cleaning: Pump Edition

Spring Cleaning: Pump Edition | The LOOP Blog

Spring cleaning is the time of year when we tend to clean up our surroundings to simplify our lives after the dreary winter months. Depending on where you live, you may be coming out of the cold soon and, with the sight of some new blooms, ready to take on your closet or your kitchen cabinets. But how about organizing your pump supplies or cleaning your insulin pump?

My pump typically stays pretty clean because it has a cute pump skin or bedazzled case around it, but there have been times I’ve needed to clean it after an accidental squirt of sun tan lotion and an occasional splash of spaghetti sauce. So in times such as this, according to the MiniMed 530G System User Guide, here’s how to clean your pump if an occasion comes up that you may want or need to clean it.

Before we learn what to do, let’s look at what not to do.

Do not try to clean your pump with the following:

1. Organic solvents like lighter fluid, nail polish remover, paint thinner or lubricants
2. Household items like Windex, 409, cleaning sprays or lotions, or hand sanitizer


1. Wash your hands thoroughly.
2. Dampen a cloth with water mixed with a mild detergent to wipe clean the outside of your pump. Do not place your pump under running water or submerge it into any liquid.
3. Wipe the pump to remove any detergent residue with a clean cloth dampened with water.
4. Dry with a clean cloth.
5. Keep the reservoir compartment and battery compartment dry and away from moisture at all times.
6. Use a 70 percent alcohol wipe to disinfect your pump.
7. Use a dry clean cotton tip to remove any battery residue from the battery cap.
8. Use a dry clean cloth to remove any battery residue from the battery compartment opening.

So now along with the growing green trees and flowers that are springing up, not only will your house be clean but so will your pump. It’s as easy as that!

For more support with your pump and other products, visit Customer Support on our website.

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