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[IPk] Re:



I have a friend who is diabetic and who works at
Addenbrookes - I'll find out what she knows. 

Jenny 


--- "Clark, Robin" <email @ redacted>
wrote: > 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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