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Re: [IPp] Vacation Q



Hello Amy

Last summer, we travelled from Nova Scotia to Ontario in really warm heat.
That was 18 hours of driving and we only stopped for bathroom duties and
some food but few. Patricia did excellent and we carried extra foods in case
she needed them.Also she has celiac disease so eating out at most food
places is impossible.

For extra activities we slowly decreased her basals but only by a small
amount. We make sure she gets extra carbs and for alot of her snacks , we
tell her to not bolus but eat it as an activity food. It usually works well
unless some other  thing happens to speed us up too much or we forget
something.Some times we cut the basals by half. Start the first day, cutting
slowly back and see how it works. Carry a back pack with what you need for
his medical stuff as Disney World has places to store them but you will want
some with you.

Go Enjoy and Have Fun..

Jana
----- Original Message -----
From: "Justin and Amy Boswell" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 6:10 PM
Subject: [IPp] Vacation Q


> My dh, me, our 5 children and my parents are going to Disney World,
> Universal and Sea World over dh's spring break in April (we only live 3
hrs
> from Orlando).  We've never gone on a family vacation of this multitude
> before and especially not with D.  How do I manage Riley's basals?  We're
> looking at a 3 hr car trip 1 way but that will probably be the most
sitting
> he will do!!!!:O)  It's going to be around 70-low 80ish weather wise and
> shouldn't be too humid yet either.  We get a disability pass for our group
> so we won't have to wait in line for rides but it will still be alot of
> walking, swimming, activity, excitement, etc.  HOW AM I GOING TO DO THIS?
> <G>!!!!!  Should I plan on decreasing basals ahead of time or suspending
his
> pump?  What am I going to need for what will most likely be a 4 night/5
day
> trip?  I'm really nervous because this is something new but it should be
> ALOT easier on the pump than MDI's!!!:O)
>
>
> Take care,
> Amy-mom to Tyler-8, Riley-6(dx'd 7-1-99&pumping 20mos), Mason-4, Cailin
> Rose-almost 3, & Lane-2 mos
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