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Re: [IP] Cold Winters



I wish you lots of luck!!! I couldn't imagine it being that
cold...brrrrrrrrr!!!
Kathleen

----- Original Message -----
From: "krisb" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 7:42 PM
Subject: [IP] Cold Winters


> Where I live, we sometimes see -55 without the windchill (but that was a
> really cold winter).  This is also my first winter with the pump, so
here's
> my plan.
>
> 1.  keep it under my clothes, next to my body if possible, when outside
> (hey, it worked for my sister's horn in high school parades.)
> 2.  when shoveling, remove the pump totally.  usually have lots of
problems
> going low after shoveling, anyway.  have to check to see if i need to
bolus.
> 3.  when skating, bolus and then disconnect if the rink is indoors.  keep
> the pump under my clothes if the rink is outdoors.  don't ski so not
worried
> about that.
>
> During the winter, my insulin requirements are generally lower.  has
anyone
> has experience with needing to do basal changes?  Must be the intense
> shivering, or the additional caloric requirements of maintaining an
adequate
> body temperature. (LOL).
>
> So far this year, can't complain.  First snow due in the next few days.
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