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RE: [IPk] To pump or not to pump



Hi Louis

If you give me a call I can put you in touch with one of our patients who
went to Tenerife last year and wore the pump during the evening and injected
during the day and he claims it worked really well for him.

Best wishes

Estelle

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On
Behalf Of Louis Anson
Sent: 13 August 2002 00:28
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IPk] To pump or not to pump


I am going away to France for a summer holiday next week - the first trip
abroad to a warmer climate since starting on the pump 5 months ago.

I would prefer not to wear the pump as I will be on the beach and in the
water for much of the time.  I am told by the Disetronic team that I CAN
take a pump break and resume MDI, returning to the evil Insulatard! (with
shots of Humalog to cover meals).  I think it could work if I wore the pump
at night, taking it off after breakfast until the evening, surviving on
shots of Humalog/Novorapid/Actrapid during the day.  Is Humalog sufficient
without long acting insulin during the day??  can the Tender infusion sets
take the heat?? (and the constant exposure to water).  Will some French girl
really want to get attached after a night out? (-;

Some advice from other pumpers weho have taken holidays, and holidays from
their pumps, would be very welcome.  What works best for you??

(Previously on total daily dose of 55 units - 36u Insulatard split and taken
at midnight and midday, three doses of Novorapid for each meal)

Thanks in advance,

Louis

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