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Re: [IP] Re: DST - for Darrin

>Well..... BTDT There have been several occasions where this has been
>necessary .. necessity is the mother of invention. A few years ago we
>used to camp on the American River and tube down the river all day. the
>ROCKS are not very pump friendly so this was the solution that we used so
>Lily would not have to worry about frequent checking and bolusing for
>missed basal insulin. We used it again when one weekend she drowned her
>pump accidentally on the Friday of a 3 day weekend. For three days she
>did a shot (into her infusion port) of regular every 4 hours or so to
>cover basal needs and shot H for meals and snacks. If you looked at her
>bg records, you could not tell she was not on a pump. It was pretty easy,
>we just added up the basal insulin she would use in 4 hours and that was
>the basal shot. Worked pretty good as we timed it so she did one at bed
>time, one in the middle of the night and one in the morning with the day
>divided up in 4 hour chunks after that. NO nph, no supprises.

Thanks for this additional bit of info.  It's helpful.  I'll do a dry run -
no pun intended and check it out.  Sounds like it will work.

Thanks again, Micheal

Darrin Parker - Nova Scotia, Canada!
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