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

Our doc recommended having Lantus around all the time in case of a pump 
malfunction. If we're going to be far away from home we bring it with us. 
You never know when something will happen that you might need it. Once on a 
trip to Florida we got stuck in NC for 4 days while we were waiting to get 
our car fixed. Wouldn't want the pump to malfunction and be without Lantus 
for all that time! Always be prepared for the worst. We bring NovoLog 
everywhere we go in a little cooler anyway so it's not too much extra to 
carry. Our pump rep from Animas also told us that they are very good about 
giving you loaner pumps as a backup for vacations and emergencies.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jamie Anderson" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2006 11:31 AM
Subject: RE: [IPp] Camp/pump died/emergency supplies
> 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
> -- 
> Kristen - mom of Katie (14), Joe (12) and Will (10, dxd 3/05, pumping 
> Cosmo
> since 1/06!!)
> On 6/23/06 12:36 PM, "Lisa Hepner"
> wrote:
>> I am so nervous. Gavin is going to diabetes camp next week and I can't
>> believe how nervous I am to have him out of my sight for a full day. I 
>> also
>> hope he doesn't get freaked out by it because he can be shy. He knows a
>> couple of the other children who will be there so I am hoping it is a 
>> good
>> experience. Anything I should do to prepare myself and him for it? We 
>> have
>> our orientation on Saturday morning.
>> .
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