Thursday, May 31, 2007

Pump and the Beach?

OK so I admit it... I keep reading most of the blogs out there and never comment and never write myself. I need to change that. Everything diabetes wise is going well knock on wood. School is over for the summer thank god! Although I am taking one class.

Warm weather is upon us and I am such a beach person but this summer is different I am on the pump so I am asking for some advice for pump care at the beach. I don't want to get it all sandy and I don't really want to disconnect all day although I could just bolus every once and a while... now I am rambling but ideas would be awesome!


Major Bedhead said...

We usually disconnect, double bag it in Ziploc bags and check her bgs every hour - hour and a half. We bolus as needed, upping it a bit to compensate for the missing basal rate, although she's so active at the beach that we tend to fight lows rather than highs.

If we ever go away to the beach for an extended amount of time, I'd probably have her go back on Levemir and humalog again. Or Levemir and untether for boluses.

Bernard said...

I've normally checked before disconnection and possibly bolused a small amount. But generally the extra exercise means I don't need as much insulin anyway.

I agree with major bedhead, Ziploc bags are definitely your friend here.

bethany said...

i usually leave my pump on at the beach - if i'm lying on the beach then i just wrap it in a towel or something so that it doesn't get sand in it and so that my insulin doesn't get warm ... if i'm running around or in the water then i put it in a ziplock or some sort of waterproof bag and put it in the cooler so that it stays cool. and like julia said - i check my bs a lot. good luck!

IDFSteph said...

I hope you had a great summer and are enjoying the transition into fall.

Because you are living with diabetes and positive about it, I thought you might be interested in helping out the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) with our World Diabetes Day campaign.

Here's how and why:
We are in the midst of our preparations for the first UN-observed World Diabetes Day ( on 14 November this year, and I wanted to ask you if you would like to help us to spread awareness of this worldwide event and the theme we have chosen for it this year - Diabetes in Children and Adolescents.

It is estimated that over 200 children develop type 1 diabetes every day and there's no question that the disease often hits disadvantaged communities the hardest, and that children in the developing world can die because their parents are unable to afford medication. In many countries diabetes is still considered an adult disease and as a result can be diagnosed late with severe consequences, including death. Even after diagnosis many children experience poor control and develop complications early.

This is why one of our key objectives for World Diabetes Day this year is to double the number of children covered by the Life for a Child Program - We also want to encourage initiatives that can help to reduce diabetic ketoacidosis (diabetic coma) and to promote the sort of healthy lifestyles which can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes in children.

A version of the diabetes circle, the icon we used for our Unite for Diabetes campaign has now been adopted for World Diabetes Day and we have produced a number of web banners that you can view and download here

The way in which you can help us spread awareness of World Diabetes Day is to add one of the banners to your own blog, which we would really appreciate.

The UN's World Diabetes Day Resolution (61/225) was really just the first goal of an ambitious campaign that we have been leading. This is the first time a non-communicable disease has been recognised as a serious threat to global public health and we are hoping now to further raise awareness globally of the disease that is predicted to contribute to 6% of the world’s mortality in 2007.

If you would like to know more about the UN Resolution and our plans for World Diabetes Day this year, just drop me a line at and I will get back to you with more information.

Many thanks,
Stephanie Tanner
IDF- Communications Assistant

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