Re: [IPk] Skiing with pump
I'm going to France (La Tania) skiing too next week!
What I do is just put on a belt under my ski suit (I have a 1 piece) - it's
not used to hold anything up, just so I can clip my pump to it as I always
wear it on my belt usually - that keeps it nice and warm!
I also take a very small backpack and put my test kit and some snacks in that,
I wrap my test kit in a small towel which seems to keep it so it doesn't have
problems with temp and provides some shock absorbtion.
As a 'just in case' I'd also take a glucagon kit and make sure your ski
buddies know what to do if needed. If you suffer from site problems or many
sites going bad with vigourous activity you can put in 2 sets so you can just
switch the tubing over if you think you may have crushed/damaged the primary
one - sure beats trying to insert a fresh one in the snow in the middle of a
With every good wish,
T1 Essex, UK.
minimed 515 pump
Current A1C Feb 2012 5.5.
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--- On Wed, 14/3/12, Ruth Gibbins <email @ redacted> wrote:
Hi, anybody got any tips on skiing with a pump? It's my sixth skiing trip,
first with a pump, going in a few day's time. It's going to be tucked into my
bra, but I think going this time of year it won't be too cold. My main
over the last few years is that with adrenalin flowing first thing in the
morning, on MDI my blood sugars used to go up into the 20's by mid morning,
took correction doses, then by mid-afternoon came crashing down. The only
benefit of that was a carb-fest afternoon at a cafe!
I am probably going to take lots of blood tests (not easy when fingers are
cold!) to see how it goes, but I am not sure if I will get the same problem
the pump - anyone any suggestions?
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