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Re: [IPk] To pump or not to pump



Hi all,

I was in Menorca in July, and I managed to keep going with the pump, even
though I spent most of my time in and out of water. I swam about a mile a
day, and spent the rest standing in the water while kids played around me. I
spent over 2 hours detached from the pump twice a day, then I'd put the pump
back on (in a plastic bag, in the pocket of my wet shorts) for meal,
coffeee, beer and ice-cream breaks!

Perhaps it was the exercise, but it worked quite well. My bg's weren't
fantastic, and I sometimes forgot to re-connect when I got out of the pool,
but no major mishaps. Twice in the last few days, the pump was exposed to
direct sunlight. It shut down, and I had to reset everything, including
basals, after removing and replacing the batteries.

I use sillouhettes, and they stayed put fine throughout the holiday.

Regards to all,

Tony

----- Original Message -----
From: "Diana Maynard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] To pump or not to pump


> Hi Louis
> I went on holiday to Northern Cyprus last year, where it was around 35
> degrees and 95% humidity. I spent a lot of time in the swimming pool (at
> least 3-4 times a day) and sunbathing, and just kept the pump on at all
times
> except when actually in the pool. On the first day my infusion set
> (Silhouette/Tender) came loose, but after that I never had any problems
with
> the heat and constant immersion in water and the sets stuck even without
> extra tape. I just clipped the pump onto my bikini bottoms or put it under
my
> towel next to me and tried to keep it out of direct sun as much as
possible,
> and I had no problems with the insulin going off or anything like that. I
> only went to the beach a few times and did the same thing, though I didn't
> really like the idea of exposing it to so much sand. I didn't particularly
> want to take a pump break during the day but it might work for you. I know
> other people have done this successfully. I think it would be easier to go
> back to Actrapid rather than Novorapid during the day, because the
Novorapid
> doesn't last as long so there might be gaps in its coverage unless you
take a
> few extra shots between meals. Let us know how you get on anyway, whatever
> you decide!
> Di
>
> >can the Tender infusion sets
> >take the heat?? (and the constant exposure to water).
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