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Re: [IPk] Sunny holidays with a pump



Thanks Ray.
I have a Disetronic (at the moment anyway - not sure if it will make it to
my holiday after all as I'm a bit disillusioned so far!). Could you send me
the details anyway ?
Zok

----- Original Message -----
From: "MiniMed" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2001 10:26 AM
Subject: 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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