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Re: [IP] Recommended Disconnecting Pump for takeoff and landing



Does this also apply to mountain climbers?

Richard

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 > On Mar 13, 2014, at 8:15 AM, Denise Danielson <email @ redacted>
wrote:
> 
> I spoke to a rep from Asante and they told me all insulin pumps should be
> disconnected before take off and landing.  I've never known about before and
> wondered if everyone does this?   Here is what is in our user manual
> concerning traveling by air: Air Travel  When traveling by airplane,
> disconnect the infusion set from yourbody during takeoff and landing. As with
> any insulin pump, during takeoff thepressure change in the cabin will cause
> any air bubbles in the cartridge andinfusion set to expand. If you fail to
> disconnect, the expanding bubbles will pushinsulin into your body and lead to
> potential overdelivery. By disconnecting theinfusion set before takeoff and
> keeping it disconnected until after the plane reachescruising altitude, you
 > can avoid any inadvertent delivery caused by the change inair pressure.
During
> landing, air bubbles will contract back to their original size asair pressure
> returns to normal. By disconnecting the infusion set and priming untildrops
> appear, you can account for the bubble shrinkage and avoid potential
> missedinsulin delivery.Before reattaching the infusion set to your body,
> perform a tubing prime of at least2 units and observe drops exiting the
> infusion set. The change in altitude mayincrease the likelihood of bubble
> formation. Therefore, it is important to check forbubbles frequently during
> and after air travel. Be sure to check your BG frequentlyduring air travel,
> particularly after takeoff and landing.  Once again thank you for your
> interest in Snap and please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
> 
> Denise D.
> 
> 
> 
> 
>> From: email @ redacted
>> To: email @ redacted
>> Subject: RE: [IP] Re: Disconnecting Pump for takeoff and landing
>> Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:58:32 +0000
>> 
>> I only had an issue once, and that was when I took 11 flights over 2 days
>> (requalifying for elite status - lol). I was consistently high those days,
> but I
>> attributed it to the alcohol I was drinking on the plane.
>> 
>> This is certainly an interesting article, and something someone who has a
> high
>> insulin sensitivity factor should keep in mind.
>> ________________________________________
>> From: email @ redacted
> <email @ redacted>
>> on behalf of Susan Marshall <email @ redacted>
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:15 PM
>> To: email @ redacted
>> Subject: [IP] Re: Disconnecting Pump for takeoff and landing
>> 
>> Denise, I never disconnect before the flight or during landing and takeoff.
>> Never had any problems! I fly often.
>> 
>> 
>> Susan
>> T1 for 60 years, with no complications!
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