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[IPk] Re: Flights, holidays and Live on BBC.

Dear All,
1) Re Flying. In my business I travel all over the place by air. The only 
problem I ever encountered in USA was at JFK when the large burly security 
guard was IDD but had never heard of the pump. I spent 20mins explaining and 
nearly missed my flight to Atlanta. Jersey (CI) sometimes want to search my 
bag but usually are more interested in computer equipment. London City never 
a problem, nor Larnaca,nor Paris CdG nor Cayman.Just be reasonable and 
rational in your explanations if asked. The thing I find annoying is being 
asked to take my "pager" off!
2) Re Pump Holidays. When on holiday in hot climates I usually leave pump 
off during day and just wear overnight. It is purely a question of what 
suits you best. The real beauty of the pump is the flexibility it gives.
3)Re Live on BBC. Some of you kindly posted messages after my appearance on 
City Hospital. All I can do is apologise. I am afraid I did not realize how 
trivial Day Time TV has become! They were as interested in my socks as my 
pump. I was disappointed that Prof John Pickup was not more positive about 
pump therapy. Anyway, at least it provided some publicity and I tried to be 
as positive as possible. I did give the Researchers all the info John had 
kindly provided from INPUT - thanks John.
Anyway, the real point of this posting is to encourage everyone to be 
positive not just with their pumps (those of us lucky enough to have them) 
but with their diabetes generally. It seems some of us get depressed and 
hacked off with the situation. Do not despair - for every sad tale there is 
a happy one! As I approach my 51st birthday with 33 years of diabetes and 20 
years pumping, I feel great, do not need glasses, enjoy life to the full and 
can still drink my work colleagues under the table. What more can you ask 
for? And no, I do not need Viagra although a non-diabetic friend asked if I 
could obtain it on prescription (I understand I can) as it has a huge 
financial value!
Best wishes,
Ian Grant

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