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Re: [IPk] Altitude



Hi. I can't answer your question but you will hear from Chris Thompson a
Dublin specialist shortly.

Tony
----- Original Message -----
From: "jenny davey" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Cc: "Chris Thompson" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 1:10 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Altitude


> Thanks Tony,
>
> In about a month's time I am flying into La Paz in
> Bolivia. I am concerned because the guide books say
> that altitude sickness is very common, and that you
> have to take it very easy for the first day or so: not
> eating very much, sitting still a lot etc.
>
> I will then be spending two weeks in Bolivia, but I
> think the main problem is the arrival at such a high
> altitude.
>
> I am just wondering if there is a higher risk of
> sickness being diabetic? The friends I am meeting out
> there are worried so I have prepared a factsheet for
> them: how to test my blood sugar, how to bolus more
> insulin, give glucose etc! I have never been in a
> situation where I needed assistance in dealing with my
> diabetes and I don't want to start now!
>
> Cheers again,
>
> Jenny.
>
>
> --- Tony O'Sullivan <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > Hi Jenny,
> >
> > I'm forwarding your mail to a diabetes specialist
> > here in Dublin who has
> > taken a large group including numbers with diabetes
> > to the top of
> > Kilimanjaro, and into the Rockies. His experiences
> > are very interesting. It
> > might help if you click 'reply all' and give more
> > detail about the kind of
> > altitude exposure you are planning.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Tony
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "jenny davey" <email @ redacted>
> > To: <email @ redacted>
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2002 10:05 PM
> > Subject: [IPk] Altitude
> >
> >
> > > Hello everybody
> > >
> > > I would like to find out how altitude is likely to
> > > affect diabetes control. Before I trawl the
> > internet
> > > for information, does anybody have experience of
> > this
> > > which may be useful?
> > >
> > > Cheers all.
> > > Jenny
> > >
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