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Re: [IPk] dancing part2



Diana ,
For competition dancing you could wear an 'arm thing' which conceals the
pump under a short sleeve [ as worn by Miss America ] or a bra pouch , if
you fancy this idea ?!
Morag
-----Original Message-----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 26 April 1999 12:09
Subject: Re: [IPk] dancing part2


>yes, I think you're right.
>The problem with dancing is not the visibility of the pump but the
>ability to dance with it attached!
>
>Wearing it on my waistband or in a pocket, and in fact in some other
>places, makes it impossible to dance, becaseu it gets in the way (both
>of my own dancing and my partner's hands).
>
>I think I've found the solution, though having to press any buttons in
public could be a bit awkward :-)
>Wearing competition dresses is another matter but I've got a few weeks
>to figure that one out.
>
>yes, you're right about raising it being easier than lowering
>it. Obviously it will take experimentation to get it right.
>
>Thanks
>Di
>
>> My hunch is you're best to reduce your basal slightly, but not
>> disconnect. Find something suitable to clip you pump to. This where
>> woman's ingenuity comes in. The US list may be your best source of
>> advice at present. Adapted lycra cycle shorts, thigh-thingys... you name
>> it. At the end of the day, you're unlikely to be penalised for being
>> seen to wear an insulin pump. More likely to provoke interest.
>>
>> If you have unexepected activity, it's much easier to raise your bg with
>> 4 or 5 glucose tablets than it is to reduce it suddenly with extra
>> insulin.
>>
>> John
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