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Re: [IPp] Camp/pump died/emergency supplies



For longer trips, consider asking your pump company for a loaner to carry as
a backup.

Octavia, mom to Ailsa


On 6/26/06, Mark & Kristen Bridgeman <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> My endo said that we should just carry needles for short trips.  That way,
> if you HAD to, you could give a shot of Novolog every 2 hours (missed
> basal
> + meal coverage/corrections).  That could get you through a few days.  Key
> is a cell phone (to call and get new pump on the way!) and an alarm clock
> or
> timer, so you could keep on track with the shots.  It would not be
> perfect,
> but you could make it through.
>
> Kristen
> --
> Kristen - mom of Katie (14), Joe (12) and Will (10, dxd 3/05, pumping
> Cosmo
> since 1/06!!)
>
>
>
> On 6/26/06 10:31 AM, "Jamie Anderson" <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> > When my kids go to camp they decrease the basals by 10 %. I can't
> believe it,
> > all this talk about people having pumps die on them. My daughter's pump
> died
> > at
> > camp last week. They had a new one to her in 26 hours. I was so thankful
> it
> > happened while she was at camp so they could consult her doctor right
> there.
> >  This makes me nervous for our vacations. We go on weekend trips
> camping. Do
> > you
> > think we need to be taking Lantus with us all the time for an emergency
> like
> > the
> > pump dying???
> >
> >  Jamie Anderson-mom to Zachary(12 Dx 7/05 and pumping since 8/05),
> Cleo(10 Dx
> > 3/04 and pumping since 11/04), Jamison(7), and Addalyn(1)
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email @ redacted
> > [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Nicole
> > Thompson
> > Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 4:06 PM
> > To: email @ redacted
> > Subject: Re: [IPp] Camp next week!
> >
> >  My daughter has gone the last 3 years, she just got back today from 1
> of 2
> >  camps for this summer. She loves it but I have to say, I am not as
> thrilled
> > with
> > them. It is nice that there are plenty of people there that know how to
> handle
> > an emergency but the camps she has gone to don't seem to care much about
> the
> > highs.
> >
> >   Every year I go through the same thing.....my husband and I are
> fanatics
> > about
> > keeping her sugars under control....and every year they reduce her
> insulin
> > intake by like 20%!!!! Even after I persist that she is an extremely
> active
> > child! This past week she had a reading that even the meter couldn't
> > read....just said HI, a couple in the 400's, and quite a few in the 200
> &
> > 300's!!
> >
> > But, I guess the overall experience and independence it provides the
> kids is
> > a
> > good thing. Good luck!
> >
> >
> >
> > Mark & Kristen Bridgeman <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >
> > My son went to camp a couple weeks ago, and I have never felt that he
> was so
> > safe. If it is a Diabetes Camp he is probably safer than he is with you,
> > because the staff have seen it all.....enjoy your time off!
> > Kristen
> .
.
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