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Re: [IPk] Sunny holidays with a pump



Frio do a wonderful pouch for keeping your pump cool, and also for all your
nsulin supplies. If you are interested let me know and I can post Frio's
details for you.

With respect to swimming with your pump DON'T. I am sorry to shout but the
Minimed pump is splash proof but not submersible, and there have been some
reports about other pumps leaking when immersed. It just is not worth the
risk.

Ray Morrissey

----- 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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