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Re: [IP] High altitude travel malfuntion



Glad you are back safe and sound.  I too have traveled far and wide,
but never at those altitudes.

On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 2:18 PM, Jean Cusick
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> I just got back from 4 weeks in Peru and Ecuador, traveling to 8,000 to
> 10,000 feet elevation and back to sea level several times.  A week before I
> left I received a new pump (Minimed 630G).  When going back to sea level the
> main button stays pushed in and nothing can be done as the warning signal
> gets louder and louder.  The first time this happened I was on an airplane
> and could not leave my seat.  In desperation I  decided to loosen the
> battery.  This resulted in a small swish of air being released and after
> resealing the battery my pump worked fine until the next time I returned
> from high altitude.
>
> I am assuming that since this pump is waterproof that the seal is much
> tighter resulting in problems with the pressure changes.
>
> PS:  I did have my old pump with me for backup.  All in all it was a
> wonderful trip and I will continue to travel.  I had an endo appointment two
> days after I got back and suspected that my AIC would be around 8 with all
> meals being served with both potatoes and rice.  Was I surprised when it was
> 7.2!!!
> .
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