Re: [IPk] Insulin/ pumps and airports
I find the weather really affects my sugars!
The airport hasn't affected my pump. Have you changed what you have for
breakfast?! I find it really difficult to find something that doesn't make me
high then crash?!
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> On 9 Dec 2013, at 17:19, Belinda Washington <email @ redacted>
> Hi Marc,
> What do you do with your pump when you're at the airport?
> Did you develop a sore throat / cough infection on either flight?
> Did you correct?
> Did you run a temp basal?
>> On 9 Dec 2013, at 17:13, MarcT <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> I guess this has come up before but... I've just started a second spell of
>> remarkably odd blood sugar non-control. The first was back in October. I
>> cannot get enough insulin in during the day, and need minimal overnight.
>> It's as though I've got long acting in my pump (which I don't). So I'm
>> 20-30's after breakfast which refuses to come down until the early hours of
>> the next day. Unless I take triple the norm or more!
>> I've swapped sets, got new insulin and it recovered but now it's happening
>> again. The only thing in common between two months ago and now was plane
>> travel and going through various airport security systems.
>> So - can these damage pumps and or insulin? (Its a medtronic). Or could
>> the pump have a fault anyway, even though it self tests as normal? I've
>> looked online and am non the wiser due to the conflicting statements.
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