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Re: [IP] Re: Lantus and Pumps



Shouldn't be much of a problem as long as ALL of the lantis is out of her
system when she hooks up to the pump.  Don't want another insulin in there
still working when the basal rate of the pump kicks in.  Get a quick hypo
reaction.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bev Paul" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 1:26 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: Lantus and Pumps


> My daugher has a 508 Minimed pump.  She also lifeguards 5-6 days per
> week.  She does not wear her pump when lifeguarding.  Her endo suggested
> switching to lantus, because N just wasn't doing it for her when she was
> lifeguarding.  She has tried it one day using the dose the doctor
> suggested, but her blood sugars were high the entire time - obviously,
> not a large enough dose, which she will increase.    The next day
> (yesterday), she did not have to work, so I told her to use her pump for
> the day.   Does anyone know if it's ok to switch back and forth like that
> - lantus some days and the pump other days?
>
>     Thanks for any suggestions~~~!!!
>
> Bev Paul
>
> >From: email @ redacted >Reply-To: email @ redacted >To:
> email @ redacted >Subject: [IP] Re: Lantus and Pumps >Date: Thu, 4
> Jul 2002 16:08:17 EDT > >Maybe this is not for everyone, but I plan on
> using both Lantus or pump >therapy to control my diabetes over the next
> several years. Anyone else >already and/or considering doing this??? For
> me, to use just one therapy >long term is tough. You either run out of
> decent performing sites with a >pump or you grow weary of 6-10 injections
> a day. And both ave their other >mental challenges. But utilizing both
> therapies has worked very well for me- >(Things I won't do is ever go
> back to NPH or an insulin premixed of 70/30 >etc........or a finger stick
> blood meter. One Touch Ultra for the arm is >priceless-) Pumps are great
> but if possible, consider a pump vacation via >Lantus once in awhile- Or
> in my case, a Lantus vacation with a pump, har! > >Bryon
> >email @ redacted
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