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[IPk] Sunny holidays with a pump
Just back from a sunny holiday with a pump and I noticed several key
differences about life on a pump while I was away.
* My eating patterns were erratic, and my exercise was absolutely
minimal - insulin usage was higher with a plethora of boluses at odd times,
but control remained spot on. Some days I did not eat until 2pm and
finished dinner at midnight - with some breaks in between! But even this
did not throw things out.
* Nobody else notices your pump as much as you think they do - even
when you aren't wrapped up for Scottish weather.
* Often in very hot temperatures I have experienced weird fluctuations
in my bg - not this time - which I am sure made the whole holiday more
* On the way home, I had a nasty bug and collapsed in Gatwick airport
- violently ill for a couple of hours, taken to hospital (amazingly no-one
tested my bg or came near me for 3 hours, even though it was a quiet day!) -
and my bg remained between 4.5m/mol and 6m/mol - even though I was doing the
being sick, drinking some lucozade, balancing act. Previously an episode
like this would have sent my bg's wild, and they would have become part of
* And for any women out there who don't know what to wear for
sunbathing with a pump - and don't feel up to a bikini! Those tankini, long
top bikinis are fab - site is easily accessible - and it sure beats trying
to manoeuvre up or down a swimming costume to disconnect!!!
Anyway, hope these thoughts are of use to someone. Must say, I missed
reading the digest!
IDDM 20 years+, Minimed 508 pumper 6 months
Scottish Enterprise Network
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