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RE: [IPp] Swimming



I really worry about this same issue.  This will be our first summer on the
pump.  My daughter just loves to swim and would spend hours in the kiddy
pool.  This seemed a little easier to do on shots, but I'm worried about her
being disconnected for that long.  We do not have our paradigm yet, but it
only waterproof for 30 minutes anyway.

In my "Pumping Insulin" book, it suggests giving a bolus for 80% of the
basal rate if you plan on being disconnected for 1 - 3 hours.  But I worry
this will make her too low, with the added exercise.  Has anyone tried this
before?  If so, did it seem to work well or did it make their sugar drop too
much?  It is also difficult to get her to stop long enough to eat a snack
when she is low.  Does anyone have suggestions on fast, 15 carb snacks that
are handy for swimming sessions??

Angela, mom to Ashley,4 (dx 1/01) & Kristina 17 mo.

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Chris & Mary
Haller
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 6:42 AM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IPp] Swimming

If someone out there knows the secret it is beyond me--I just keep an eye on
my son and treat as needed--the pump isn't perfect.  Let me know if someone
has this figured out because I spent all last summer with the same results.
Mary
----- Original Message -----
From: ""Michael \"Max\" and Barbara Heidt"" <email @ redacted>
To: "Pumpers" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 7:28 AM
Subject: [IPp] Swimming


> My daughter Jessica, 10 (11 in May!!) has been on the pump since
> January.  She is involved in swimming lessons twice a week and we can't
> seem to figure out the best way to deal with it.  We check her numbers
> before, during and after, and no matter what they are they seem to
> either drop unexpectedly, or end up on the high end.  She will often go
> low when swimming due to the high activity, so we try to anticipate that
> by giving her a snack before she swims (as long as her number warrants
> it).  Yesterday she was 81 before her class and had already been
> swimming for 1/2 hour, so I gave her a small snack, knowing that it was
> most likely going to go down.  An hour and a half later, after swimming,
> she was 270!  I don't understand it.  Granted, she is off her pump that
> entire time, so she was off for two hours.  But another time she will
> finish and be low 37 - Any help??
>
> -Barb
> mom to Jessie 10 (dx at 6) and Britty 9
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