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Re: [IPk] Re: Taking the pump off for sport



Regarding having a snack and a bolus before sport:
Doesn't one cancel out the other so there is no effect anyway ?

Why not simply disconnect and the additional exercise should counteract the
temporay lack of insulin ?


Martin Seitler.



----- Original Message -----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Taking the pump off for sport


>
> >I don't know what others feel - but given that Humalog is absorbed and
> >clears from the system so rapidly, I was more worried about the risk of
> >DKA. Within an hour or two of being disconnected you could have zero
> >insulin in your blood, causing all sorts of funny things to happen.
> >
> >John
>
> Yes, this is my worry too. Particularly as I usually decrease or stop my
> insulin about 30 mins before I exercise.
> But I think Michael / Lily's solution - to have a small snack and bolus
> before you start, makes it less likely.
> I don't think DKA is a serious worry, given that it would take a lot
longer
> than that - but I can certainly foresee the "all sorts of funny things
> happening".
> I'll let you know on Friday what happens!
> Di
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