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Re: [IPk] Sticking and humidity

The sticking or unsticking of tapes in the Summer months has been a problem
for several pump wearers in hot countries or whilst on holiday
[ sadly not here this August , there are advantages of not having a Summer
! ]

Skin toc H has been recommended to us .
It is manufactured by Masons Labs and is an adhesive that holds the tape on
in even the most humid conditions .

I've ordered some samples and info from Masons Labs .

We do have an information sheet called Tape Tips which goes into all these
issues [ sticking , irritations etc .]
You can read it directly on the Minimed Web site or order a copy from Ray on

-----Original Message-----
From: Eleanor Biddle <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 19 August 1999 11:53
Subject: [IPk] time zones / teenage life!

>Hi everyone. Sorry I've kinda lost contact, but I've been away and have
>at work ever since I got back.
>My time is still tight but I am happy to answer any emails that people send
>me, e.g. Becky or Rikki-Lee or anyone!
>I've just scrolled through the digests and have picked up bits and pieces
>I apologize if I've missed anything that people have said to me.
>MIKE, your case sounds similar to mine. My HbA1c was fine before I got my
>pump over a year ago, but my daily BGs were awful. I used to have great BGs
>but when I entered puberty everything went wrong! I was frustrated that I
>kept very fit but couldn't maintain good BGs while exercising. Now I have a
>pump I feel I have more energy I guess because I have fewer highs and lows
>which takes it out of me.
>I'm 18 years old now and am enjoying life as a teenage student! I get up to
>all the things my mates do, if not more because the pump has made me more
>determined to complete my aims and goals in life. Proof: I'm off to Canada
>in October to work and play in the ski resort of Whistler before I go to
>Bournemouth Uni in September 2000.
>DI, I've read what mum has told you about time zones etc but I just need to
>make a correction.
>This is what you do. During your flight set your basel rate to the lowest
>basel rate you have in 24 hours. E.g. mine goes from 0.8 to 1.0 so I would
>set my basel rate to 0.8 for 24 hours. Bolus for meals as usual. Watch your
>BGs closely the first few days of your holiday and as they start to rise
>slowly change to your original rates. When I went to Canada last year it
>took 2 or 3 days for my body to change over, but when I got back it took  5
>or 6 days!! Remember. Just because you yourself have got to grips with the
>time zones i.e. waking up and feeling hungry, it doesnít mean that your
>diabetes has. Donít ask why because I donít know!!
>I changed the clock on the plane. Because you have the same basel rate for
>24 hours it doesnít matter what time of day it is!!
>Oh yeah, and remember Di, itís a HOLIDAY! You canít spend your holiday
>testing!! Sure, keep an eye on it but donít let it rule your mind.
>If other people have different theories about coping with time zones I'd be
>happy to hear them.
>GIRLS (and male cyclists!): I wear my pump in the bath and place the pump
>the side. When you shave your legs do you ever worry you might nick the
>It will be interesting to find out how Alex got on in Indonisia. Before he
>left he was telling me that he was a little concerned that the sticky stuff
>on the Tenders would un-stick due to the heat and humidity.
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