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Re: [IPk] dancing part2



Diana ,
Answers below : mORAG
-----Original Message-----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 26 April 1999 13:42
Subject: Re: [IPk] dancing part2


>>
>> Hi Diana ,
>> We have some supportive elasticated cases available that hold the pump
>> securely whilst dancing or exercising . Let me know if this would help .
>
>Thanks - that might be an idea.
>How do they attach to your clothes? THEY DON'T ATTACH TO CLOTHES BUT ARE
WORN AS SECURE BELTS AND HAVE A POUCH FOR THE PUMP .
>
>Also, I was discussing with some friends yesterday and we were
>wondering if it's possible that vigorous activity could upset the
>mechanism of the pump, given that it's quite intricate. not that i was
>intending doing anything too violent with it attached, but just out of
>curiosity. For example, people have mentioned that one of the reaasons
>pumps can't be made to vibrate instead of beep is because making the
>pump vibrate in that way could upset the mechanism.
NO, THE PUMP MECHANISM CANNOT BE DAMAGED BY VIGOROUS EXERCISE , IT IS VERY
ROBUST .
>
>> As yet there are no clear exercise guidelines for use with lispro but
given
>> the rapid action and clearance of lispro I think that you will need to
use a
>> temporary basal rate during active dance to allow for the glucose to
reach
>> your muscles .
>> A suggestion would be to reduce your basal rate by approx. 50% during
>> exercise and of course to monitor closely .
>
>thanks. That's the conclusion I was coming to.
>i'll see what happens tonight.
>
>> Diabetologists do seem to agree that the best time to take exercise is
>> approx. 3 hours after a bolus of lispro as the action of the bolus will
be
>> mostly completed and there is less risk of hypo at this time .
>yes, I try and do this where possible. Usually it's a lot longer than
>that anyway, e.g. I have lunch at about 1pm and start dancing at about
>6 or 7pm. And don't bolus and eat until about 10 or 11pm.
>
>> Disconnecting is great for shorter periods of exercise [ usual
>> recommendation is a max. of 1-1.5 hrs ] You may find that you need a
small
>> bolus with your snack prior to exercise and then disconnecting .
>> Check B/G  after exercise and then  give a corrective bolus as needed on
>> reconnecting if you use this option .
>
>Ah, I didn't know about the max time. That's the conclusion I'd come to
>though.
>
>thanks for the very useful info, Morag.
>Di
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