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Re: [IP] Stupid (?) pump questions



Unless you're having marathon duration romantic interludes, disconnecting the
pump for the time required (YMMV) isn't really a problem.   The additional
exercise usually more than offsets the loss of the basal insulin.

-Brentm

--- Chris Jones <email @ redacted> wrote:
> I have just bought "Pumping Insulin" as has been suggested by the members
> here.  I am hoping for a convincing argument for my GP who is not all that
> enthralled with the idea of a pump.
> 
> Two questions come to mind  though.
> 
> I have been doing water walking (in and not on) a swimming pool at the Y.  I
> do an hour a day.  Normally the water gradually goes from waist deep to neck
> deep.  Would I lose benefits by unhooking for one hour every day?  Or should
> I be looking at a pump that  can take water walking for 60 minute, if there
> is such a thing?
> 
> Second, (I'll phrase this delicately since there are all kinds and ages of
> people)  What does one do about pumping during "romantic interludes"?  In
> all honesty, I haven't dated in six months, I also have heart disease and
> renal failure.  So, perhaps "romantic interludes" may be a form of wishful
> thinking.  When I talked to my GP about "romantic interludes" lack of
> opportunity and lack of capacity, I was told that I'd need a referral to a
> urologist.  Not that any referal ever happened.
> 
> I'll continue reading so that I can make my points.  Just in  the first
> chapter I can see advantages to the pump, even if I have to give up being in
> a swimming pool or having "romantic interludes".
> 
> Thanks everyone!
> 
> Chris
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