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Can anyone tell me if they use a pump and attend Addenbrookes hospital
Cambridge at all?



Rob

Robin Clark
Ext 3525

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Ingrid Morrow [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent:	20 March 2001 12:52
> To:	email @ redacted
> Subject:	Re: [IPk] Re: Frustrated and fed-up...
> 
> Hi Di,
> 
> I still haven't sorted the exercise thing yet.  I either go really low, or
> I 
> finish really high!  It is extremely rare that I am finish anywhere 
> approaching normal. For instance yesterday, before gym I was 11.7, not 
> brilliant, but I knew I wouldn't go low.  I jogged for five kms, and felt 
> completely stuffed when I finished. I tested - BINGO - 19.9!
> 
> 
> But I guess it's better than doing nothing....
> 
> 
> Ingrid
> 
> 
> >From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
> >Reply-To: email @ redacted
> >To: email @ redacted
> >Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Frustrated and fed-up...
> >Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 10:42:25 +0000
> >
> >   I have the
> > > same fear of the swimming pool.  I have been trying since the New Year
> 
> >to
> > > lose weight, and get more exercise in the hope that this will help
> ease 
> >the
> > > swing in my blood sugars,  so sunday just gone I finally plucked up
> the
> > > courage to go swimming for the first time in over a year.  I didn't
> dare 
> >go
> > > alone so I took my 'carer'.  Hadn't bolosed for over 2 hours, and BS 
> >before
> > > getting in the pool was 16.  Stayed in the pool 40 minutes during
> which 
> >time
> > > I swam 3 lengths, started to feel funny so got out to do another test 
> >and it
> > > had dropped to 4.1.  Made me very very nervous, to drop so much so 
> >quickly,
> > > had i given it another 10 minutes i would have been mega hypo.
> >
> >Swimming always makes my BG drop a LOT. If I don't take carbs or stop my
> >insulin, it will drop about 10 mmol/l  in 20 minutes.
> >But what were you doingall that time  in the pool if you only swam 3 
> >lenghts in
> >40 minutes? Was it a very big pool, or was that a typo?
> >On the pump, I typically stop my insulin about 40 minutes before
> swimming, 
> >make
> >ssure I haven't bolused for at least 2 hours previously, and take an
> extra 
> >15g
> >fast acting carb for a 30 minute swim (assuming my Bgs are normal). if my
> 
> >Bgs
> >are high (above 10), I don't swim, because either I have to take insulin
> to
> >bring them down, which then makes me go hypo, or they rise even higher if
> I
> >don't, and it's just easier not to bother than to mess around.
> >
> > > I try really hard to get good control, as I would like nothing better 
> >than
> > > to stop the continual swing between hypo and hyper, but however hard I
> 
> >try
> > > it doesn't seem to work.  Maybe I'm just no good at being a
> diabetic???
> >
> >It's more likely you haven't got the right tools to help you....
> >Di
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