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RE: [IPk] MM508 -v- Paradigm

> Hi Karen,
> Already asked Minimed and the cost is prohibitive at the moment,
> especially as I am a fourth year student with huge debts and self
> funded (although the University is making a significant contribution
> to running costs). It sounds like 5 hours ish swimming produces
> similar problems to 5 hours windsurfing. I haven't found a solution.
> When I used the Minimed waterproof box my pump got wet and whilst ok
> for swimming, I was concerned it might damage my board if I got
> chucked off in the right way! Connecting and bolusing every hour or
> so is theoretically a solution, but I haven't found it easy in
> practice (mainly as getting the infusion site wearing a wetsuit is a
> nightmare, so perhaps that would be ok for swimming). The only thing
> I've found helpful is bolusing afterwards which might at least
> reduce the after swimming highs. Driving also has a tendency to
> lower my BGs - it's quite wierd! Sarah

You might want to consider some regular to replace basal over a 4-5 
hour period. You can (carefully) inject it into the set portal. My 
daughter has used this method very successfully.

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