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Re: [IPp] Swimming



My CDE told us that any time Kaycee age 8 is invoved in a physical activity
she should start with a BG of 150 or above.  Then when she rechecks as she
plays we should try to maintain the 150.  For example  if she goes lower
that 150 we should give her a juice or snack while she is playing.  Then
after the exercise we reduce her basals by 50% for the next 2 hours.  This
usually works.  During the activity Kaycee usually disconnects her pump.  I
hope this helps Maryann Crawford Mom to Kaycee 8 dxd 10/00 pumping 10/01
----- 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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