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RE: [IPk] Athletes on Pumps



hi there morag - thanks for getting back to me. How's everything with
you? I had a great time on our evening out - thanks for being such a
fantastic host! Here's hoping we catch-up again - any word on the
seminars/book you were hoping to have organised? julette :)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	morag_mclaren_minimed [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent:	28 October 1999 19:12
> To:	IP- UK
> Subject:	[IPk] Athletes on Pumps
> 
> Hi Julette ,
> How are you ?
> 
> We have many athletes on pumps , particularly in the US and they love
> the flexibility that the pump gives them during training and
> competitions .
> 
> One important point to consider is the use of the temporary basal rate
> allowing for a reduction in the basal rate as needed for the duration
> of the exercise and for a suitable period afterwards .
> 
> If the exercise starts more than 3 hours after a meal the usual advise
> is to decrease the basal rate by approx. 50% and to keep this for the
> duration of the exercise and for several hours afterwards .
> 
> If exercise follows a meal you need to consider whether actrapid or
> lispro is being used as the peak insulin action and insulin clearance
> times are of course different .Generally in this case the bolus dose
> is reduced by half .[ if the bolus insulin is still active when sport
> begins ]
> 
> It is vital to monitor frequently whilst exercising and also after
> exercise to understand the risk of hypos during and post exercise .
> 
> This is a very individual issue and much depends on how stenuous the
> sport is , the duration and the level of fitness of the individual .
> 
> Joan Everett will be able to give you some pointers on this .
> 
> All the best
> Morag
> 
> 
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