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Re: [IP] Re: coverage when pump breaks



Can someone help me by explaining this..it is my biggest fear in all the 
world..that someday I will wake up and my pump will be "broken" and I will 
suddenly need to know what to do and quick!  I would like to have this info 
and my fingertips.
Thanks!
Loree
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kay Guy" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 10:12 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: coverage when pump breaks
>
> When our daughter, Jenny, 19, takes pump breaks for beach days etc., she
> used Lantus and Novalog. It's a very easy transition away from the pump 
> and
> back on the pump.
>
> Kay
>
> On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 3:49 PM, Jan H. <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
>> > > My pump failed last night and required
>> > > me to convert to NPH and Novolog
>>
>> I replied with:
>> > My endo wanted to write me an Rx for Lantus in case of pump failure. I
>> > flat-out refused! I'll do Michael's suggestion of covering with Novolog
>> =
>> > to
>> > 4 hours of basals throughout the day(s). I have not had any long-acting
>> > insulin in me for 24.5 years and do not want to reintroduce any again -
>> > which could start a new set of problems. YMMV
>>
>> I GOOFED big time! Michael has reminded me that *his* recommendation is 
>> to
>> do the basal thing with REGULAR insulin (4-6 hr duration) and bolus with
>> the
>> analog (Apidra/Humalog/Novolog) which has a shorter tail..
>>
>> Sorry about that.
>>
>>  Jan - T-1 11/50 http://tinyurl.com/hqsk2  - http://tinyurl.com/z4j5f -
>>  http://tinyurl.com/er5c3 including evolution of pumps
>> .
> .
.
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