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

 Interesting, my daughter is headed to Italy at the end of the week with a
backup pump and a bottle of lantus. The endo said to give half the basal total
in lantus if she were to need it. Consulting with one's own endo would be
necessary, I think...

Cathy Adams <email @ redacted> wrote:
  Our endo said to look at your basal rate to determine the amount of Lantus 
to take in case of a pump malfunction. The total daily basal rate would be 
what you would take for Lantus (my son's total basal rate for the day is 
2.25u so he would take the same amount of Lantus if we had to use it). You 
would just want to remember to account for the Lantus when you received your 
replacement pump. You might have to put in a temporary basal rate of OFF 
until the Lantus wore off 24 hours after you gave it.
----- Original Message ----- 


Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 11:42 AM
Subject: 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.
> Mary
> 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
> to
> keep a vial on hand at all times. You just never know what may happen. I
> think
> 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
> the
> pump cartridge or tubing if need be.)
> Take care, Kerri - proud mom of 8 in western OR :)
> http://www.myspace.com/txgrits1965
> "Work hard, live simply, give liberally, save wisely." - John Coblentz,
> Christian Family Living
> .


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