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Re: [IPk] To pump or not to pump



Hi my name is vic and have been on the 508 for some 11 mounts now and have
taken one holiday to the U-S-A and it was hot and sticky i use some Tegaderm
transparent dressings witch made all the difference to holding them on i
also went swimming did you no, that you can leave the pump off for one hour
so you could wear the pump in the day time i am shore you will not stand out
in the crowd i had one person come up and speak with me about the pump and
we wear in the beach in Florida will you be going top less if so you may
wont to hide the pump but why shood you it keeps you  alive so be proud of
it and do not take so much notice and it will not bother you have a great
holiday .

vic
by the way i was taking  insulatard 4 times day and novorapid 5times a day i
say yes to the pump forever it great not so many hypos .
----- Original Message -----
From: "Louis Anson" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 12:27 AM
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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