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Re: [IPk] Sunny holidays with a pump



Hi Zoe
I presume it's a Disetronic?
IN theory you can swim with it - in practice some do, some don't feel
confident enough to.
I've sunbathed with a Minimed and had no probs - I just clip it onto the
INSIDE of my swimming costume (on the hip) and it's fine.
I try not to get sand anywhere near it though.
Di

----- Original Message -----
From: "Zoe" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2001 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Sunny holidays with a pump


> I'm going to the south of France in a month, and with any luck it should
be
> hot enough for a spot of sunbathing. Does anyone have any advice on
keeping
> the pump cool  whilst doing this? Also is it really ok to swim with it? I
> take a shower  with it but am nervous of actually submerging it.
>
> thanks
> Zok
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Audrey Sheal, SE Grampian" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 10:34 AM
> Subject: [IPk] Sunny holidays with a pump
>
>
> > Dear All
> >
> > 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
> > relaxing.
> > * 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
> > the problem!
> > * 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!
> >
> > Audrey Sheal
> > IDDM 20 years+, Minimed 508 pumper 6 months
> >
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