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Re: [IP] beach



Hi,
I just returned from the beach and for the first time in years had great
BG's...I gave enough basal insulin (by pump) and then
disconnected....usually enough for 3 hours....one time I did do four
hours....I was in the ocean and in the sand and everything was great....for
the first time in years could wear a 2-piece swimsuit....all of my friends
and family know that I wear a pump...but no one else did....anyway worked
well for me....have a great time....I DID!!!!!!!

Rhonda Tyo
T 1..36 years,pumper for 6 years...LOVE IT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Earl and Kay Guy" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>; "parents of teens"
<email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2001 12:46 PM
Subject: [IP] beach


> My 12 year old daughter's first trip to the beach since being on the
> pump is this week. She is 12 and very active. She usually disconnects
> for swimming pools and boluses every hour or so. However, she often has
> her site come dislodged when she is physically active even in a swimming
> pool. I am concerned that she will have to insert a new infusion set
> every hour in order to bolus.
>
> Her infusion set is the Comfort, which accordng to Pumping Insulin 3rd
> ed. is the same as the Silhouette. It's what Animas first sent us. We
> use IV Prep Anitiseptic Wipe, then she inserts through a MVP Transparent
> Dressing. We are fairly new at this and have not tried anything else.
>
> I am also concerned about the sand and salt water and its effect or her
> infusion set. The pump I will store in a plastic bag in an ice chest.
>
> Should we just go back to a short of humalog every four hours on beach
> days? Does anyone more experienced than us have any suggestions?
>
> Thanks,  Kay
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