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Re: [IP] Pump at the beach?


I've been on the pump for 8 years, and this is how I figured out the beach
problem for me(YMMV)  took 3 years of trial and error....
I usually have a room near the beach,but you may want to try something

I give my "background" basal for up to 4 hours...say for instance I take .04
units an hour...I give 1.6 units and take the pump off for 4 hours...at
first I checked a lot and then I got comfortable with it...it works well for
me and I don't have to worry about getting in the water or damaging my pump
or getting sand in it.  I used the sports protector the first year and it
was no fun for me....hope this helps a little...have a great vacation...I'm
going in 2 weeks!!!!! yahoo...

Type 1 for 38 years and on my miracle baby for 8....I love my pump....!!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "William Lasser" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 12:40 PM
Subject: [IP] Pump at the beach?

> Hi,
> I am a fairly new pumper--this is my first summer--so I thought I would
> write to ask everyone's advice on going to the beach.  I have a couple of
> concerns . . . one is losing the pump in the ocean (ok, so maybe I'm
> paranoid), another is leaving it (with the prospect of it getting
> stolen).  Is there any way to secure it so that you can wear it with
> confidence (the pump itself, a paradigm, is waterproof).  I also thought
> about just leaving it at the hotel and taking a couple of syringes with me
> along with my glucose tester.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Bill
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