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

Our endo does this as well, though we've only used the lantus once when it  
took awhile to get a replacement pump.  It is probably less disruptive than  
 the shots of humalog every 4 hours, but for short gaps of a day or two we have
just gone with the humalog.  I would consult with the endo on the dosing  for 
the lantus if you are going to use it.
Mom of Dan,  15 (dx 4-01, pumping since 5-03), Chris, 23, Carrie, 19, and 
guardian of Mike,  19.

In a message dated 6/26/2006 8:55:50 P.M. Central Standard 
email @ redacted (mailto:email @ redacted)   writes:

Our endo  has started giving all his pumpers an Rx for Lantus and urges them 
keep  a vial on hand at all times. You just never know what may happen. I  
it's good advice. You may never need it but it's nice to have if/when  you do.

You can give humalog or novolog every 2-3hrs (maybe even up to  4 if you're
monitoring bgs and ketones closely) around the clock if need be  so a few
syringes in the diabetes bag would be good (you can draw the  insulin out of 
pump cartridge or tubing if need be.)

Take  care, Kerri - proud mom of 8 in western OR  :)
"Work hard, live simply, give  liberally, save wisely." - John Coblentz,
Christian Family  Living
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