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



exactly.  



>________________________________
> From: Schlight Family <email @ redacted>
>To: "email @ redacted" <email @ redacted>
>Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2014 1:11 PM
>Subject: Re: [IP] Recommended Disconnecting Pump for takeoff and landing
>
>
>Take off for hikers is considerably slower than a plane, while chg in
altitude
>for a hiker that falls over a cliff (or a skydiver?) might be quick enough
to
>consider?
>MichelleS
>Altitude makes things 'different', but I think the rapid chg is the worst
>
>> On Mar 13, 2014, at 12:24 PM, Richard <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>
>> Does this also apply to mountain climbers?
>>
>> Richard
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>>>> 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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