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[IP] training appt AND PLANE info



I went through training today and was told that you should never leave the
red plug (waterproof thingy) on when you are changing altitude suddenly or
drastically, say, flying in a plane, or cliff diving!
She said you could get an accidental HUGE bolus!
That is my little note to the people asking about overseas travel!
Paddy put the pump in with a little performance(screaming) but then he said
it was no big deal. We had to ake it bckk out thought cause no doc appt til
the 28th to set bolus/basal.  Sigh
But, slowly but surely we are creeping up on life with the pump. However, my
Mom and Dad came to the pump training and Mom thinks it is drastic and
unecessary.  I REALLY wish she were more supportive and relaxed about it!
Charisma :)


----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, March 21, 2000 12:29 PM
Subject: [IP] Uprooting a "couch potato"


> Greetings everyone:
>      I have admittedly skimmed through all posts related to exercising,
> because my 17 yr old pumper daughter wasn't doing any. Last night though,
she
> decided it was close enough to prom time to make an effort & she did 15
> minutes of running on the treadmill. Pump was off, stayed off for 30 mins
> afterwards. At 11:30 she was 85, so she had some cheese ( fat, protein-
good
> choice to "hold her" ostensibly) and crackers.....At 3:00 am ( why is it
> ALWAYS 3:00 a.m.!!!) she awakened me to say she was 58....juice, animal
> crackers, bolused I presume ( I had crawled back to bed).....awakened at
> 270...b-o-i-n-g..... rebound! Took 4 units by injection & left for
school...
>     Called me an hour later to say she felt funny, tested & was
> 38!!!.....ate, rechecked, but continued dropping....wound up visiting with
> the nurse for over 90 minutes, missing a test & eating a lot of carbs for
> which she was afraid to bolus....
>     So now I'm curiously awaiting her return from school to see how high
she
> boomeranged after the low....sigh..
>      Anyway....I'm now soliciting the group's input on ways you've
> successfully handled comparable exercise....Poor Melissa- felt like she'd
> tried to do something GOOD & wound up suffering for it!
>
> Regards, Renee (yawning pump-mom)
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