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RE: [IP] disney with the pump

I would also suggest while @ the park to take advantage of the Fast Pass when 
you can. Being an Orlando resident and @ DisneyWorld almost each month, right 
now will be very crowded.  The Fast Pass will save you a significant amount of 

Have Fun.

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> bill l french <email @ redacted> asked:
> > WE are getting ready to leave on a 4 day trip to Orlando with our son's
> > high school band and we were wondering if there is anything we need to
> > think about with the pump that we have not doen. Talked to the Endo about
> > changing basal rate for extra walking etc. He said to turn basal down to
> > .5 for most of the day, and then .6 at night, which is pretty much a .1
> > to .2 reduction across the board. Is there anything funny about the pump
> > on fast rides like roller coasters?
> Well, make sure the pump is secure -- you don't want it flying off on a
> ride, or even not losing it but having the infusion set tugged out.  The
> bumps the rides put you through aren't extreme enough to do anything serious
> to the pump unless it flies loose and smashes into something.  I just use my
> Clip-N-Go for my DTron (now a +) with no hassles.
> For reference, I'm a member of the American Coaster Enthusiasts.  I've
> ridden literally 100's of different roller coasters.  Last summer I was on a
> week-long tour though amusement parks in the United Kingdom (they've got
> some great wild rides over there that will probably never be seen on this
> side of the Atlantic again, unfortunately).  I can't imagine that trip
> WITHOUT a pump.
> I've never had any problems with the pump while at parks that were related
> to the rides.  Related to forgetting to decrease my basal rate, perhaps...
> ;-)
> To ME, a 0.2 reduction wouldn't be nearly enough.  I typically cut my basal
> rate to 30% (which means, for instance, 0.6 becomes 0.18, but I let the pump
> calculate that!) and can usually eat park junk on top of that (it's part of
> the experience, and sometime I HAVE to bring my blood sugar up anyway even
> with that big a basal cut).  However, basal reductions for activity are very
> much a YMMV thing.
> I'd say "eat some funnel cake for me", but I'm probably going to Knoebel's
> this weekend, home of some of the best park food on Earth -- funnel cakes,
> elephant ears, cheese-on-a-stick, sweet potato fries.  I'm salivating just
> thinking about it.
> > Our Endo loaned us an extra pump for backup, just in case. Made us a lot
> > more at ease.
> That's a good idea for travel in general.
> --Greg
> "Classic case of rebuilding the airframe while the plane's in flight..." --
> Don Brinker
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