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[IP] Traveling Pumpers/pumping travelers
Elissa went to Europe fro three last summer with a musical
organization. First, it\'s not very easy letting your diabetic child
go so far away from home. It took a real leap of faith.
I got her a large insulated lunch bag. Believe it or not, she managed
to fit all her supplies in it. I pre-filled some syringes, so it took
up less room.
Always, always, always be prepared for a possible pump failure (even
if you have the Disetronic). Pack regular syringes. It doesn\'t hurt
to carry a letter from your MD stating you have diabetes.
I also made her up a card stating, in several languages, that she had
I stuck notes on her pump reminding (nagging) her about changing the
Thank goodness for the pump. Their schedule was very hectic - very
early breakfast, very late dinners, sometimes no lunch. VERY little
She survived and so did I !!
Judy - mom of Elissa, age 17, pumping since age 3
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