[IPk] Pump Holiday
I never actually had a pump holiday, though I have 'come off' the pump last
April. I found that my basal rates changed frequently, though this is no
easier to deal with on Lantus, there are less options on injections though.
I now have a comparable HbA1c and my all-importsnt morning blood sugar I can
keep around 6mmol, so I may stay off the pump.
I would not worry too much about travel, as if you prepare well to travel
with a pump, you should not encounter too many glitches. Once out in the
sun it is all about preparation too. I managed a holiday in Greece last
summer with my pump. I took ity off to swim in the sea/swimming pool/water
skiing. It is possible, though spontaneous swimming is not so possible (or
those previously amusing times when you are pushed in the pool).
Don't ruin your holiday adjusting back to injections though. Injecting for
a week or so before may be a good transition.
IDDM 10 years, ex-pumper for 1 year until last April. Now on Lantus/Humalog
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2003 13:11:10 -0800
From: email @ redacted
Subject: [IPk] Re: Pump Holiday
Thanks for your reply. I take your comments on board. I think the two
underlying reasons for thinking of time off the pump were: 1) I am finding
little difficult to sort out my basals. Even when I fast and adjust they
within a couple of days. Maybe I'm going through that male almost forty
2) With the way things are lately in the world and after yesterdays incident
Turkey, what are people going to think about someone pressing buttons on a
device attached to themselves on a plane. also I am not to happy to spend
of the time near the pool and in it with a pump strapped to my waist. I
like to enjoy Cyprus and I think the pool would be quite significant in this
Does anyone have any comments/advice on these issues?
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