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Pump removed during dance - battle of the post highs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alissa Jun 22, 2013. 19 Replies

I'm looking for suggestions. My 9yr old daughter is taking advantage of her time off from school to take multiple dance classes back to back (up to 3 hrs in a row, 4 days a week). During dance she…Continue

End of honeymoon? Celiac? Just typical changing T1D? HELP!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Type1Gal Jan 6, 2012. 17 Replies

Sorry if it gets lengthy. I'm at a loss of what to do lately.My Naomi started pumping in late May and control was great all summer. We made a few changes once school started and then again in late…Continue

 

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Linda G left a comment for Alissa
"♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫ Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer. New happiness that stays throughout the year... Hope your birthday brings all these and more. BEST WISHES ALISSA!! HUGS to your sweetie…"
Mar 25
Alissa replied to Alissa's discussion 'Pump removed during dance - battle of the post highs'
"Thanks Kate! I offered the idea of MDI to my daughter and she looked at me like I had totally lost my mind. :) I had thought about the un-tethering a bit myself and if she runs into problems on a regular basis then that is something I will surly…"
Jun 22, 2013
Kate replied to Alissa's discussion 'Pump removed during dance - battle of the post highs'
Jun 22, 2013
Kate replied to Alissa's discussion 'Pump removed during dance - battle of the post highs'
"Sounds like you have it down! Congrats :) Here is my late to the game, off the wall idea - what if she took a pump break for the summer and went back to long and short acting injections? Just some food for thought!"
Jun 22, 2013
Alissa replied to Alissa's discussion 'Pump removed during dance - battle of the post highs'
"Thanks everyone for your suggestions! Naomi had a 2.5 hr long class yesterday and wore her little black belt that she wears all the time. I offered to buy her a new belt in a fabric she liked from Tallygear and she didn't want one. I gave her…"
Jun 22, 2013
rick phillips replied to Alissa's discussion 'Pump removed during dance - battle of the post highs'
"PS: the belt is the best way to go even if your doctor figures out a plan like that I suggested, you will have better control longer if you can use the belt."
Jun 22, 2013
rick phillips replied to Alissa's discussion 'Pump removed during dance - battle of the post highs'
"Doing a large pre-boulis or pre-basil is dangerous and likely ineffective. Usually the insulin the pump will peak in about 2 hours, and dissipate in 3 to 4. So just as your 9 year old is hitting her stride in dance, she will be hitting her peak in…"
Jun 22, 2013
earthling replied to Alissa's discussion 'Pump removed during dance - battle of the post highs'
"Hi. What I would do is reconnect once per hour and take a bolus equaling one hour's basal, reduced for exertion."
Jun 21, 2013
Mari replied to Alissa's discussion 'Pump removed during dance - battle of the post highs'
"AGREE! These tummietotes are so comfortable that you don't want to take them off. And you can hardly see the pump. All kinds of neat colors - I really think an 9-year old would love them! www.tallygear.com"
Jun 21, 2013
guitarnut replied to Alissa's discussion 'Pump removed during dance - battle of the post highs'
"I got a Tummietote this summer because I needed to keep a ton of supplies on me at once. I chose it over the Spibelt partially because it seemed it would move around less. The Tummietote stays exactly where I put it, unless it's on a curve.…"
Jun 20, 2013
acidrock23 replied to Alissa's discussion 'Pump removed during dance - battle of the post highs'
"If you're running up with activity, the only way to avoid it is with insulin. You could try bolusing to make up for missed basal but I don't like to do that with activity. I wore a pump through about a year of strenuous Tae Kwon do classes…"
Jun 20, 2013
Alissa replied to Alissa's discussion 'Pump removed during dance - battle of the post highs'
"Naomi has a belt that will work, she wears one every day. I'll see if she would want a different one that would more closely resemble the top of workout pants/shorts to make it less apparent. I realize I'm the mom and there are times I…"
Jun 20, 2013
Brunetta replied to Alissa's discussion 'Pump removed during dance - battle of the post highs'
"do they make Spibelts(sp?) for kids? I heard itis a good hoice for securing the pumo, but I have not used it. The issue is probably not thr pump interfering weith dancing, as she dances at home.Maybe she is feeling "different" as a…"
Jun 20, 2013
Alissa replied to Alissa's discussion 'Pump removed during dance - battle of the post highs'
"I agree keeping it on is the best solution. Just wondering if there are any other work arounds people use with success. If it were me, I'd keep it on. It's not me, it's my 9 yr old and I was hoping not to make this a big battle - she…"
Jun 20, 2013
Bethany replied to Alissa's discussion 'Pump removed during dance - battle of the post highs'
"Hm... I think your best bet would be to keep it attached somehow. Have you tried those spandex type wraps they make for active kids to keep their pump in place?"
Jun 20, 2013
caseylynn39 replied to Alissa's discussion 'Pump removed during dance - battle of the post highs'
"I would try to figure out a way to keep the pump attached. I have recently purchased a FlipBelt and I think it would stay in place. Or shove it inside her leotard or tights or whatever it is she wears. You could definitely try increasing the basal…"
Jun 20, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
1 or more of my children
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Support and answers to my questions
Date diagnosed
October 28, 2010
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.5, 7.7%, 7.0%, 6.9%, 6.6%, 6.7%, 6.7%
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping

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At 4:15am on March 25, 2014, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES ALISSA!!
HUGS to your sweetie pie!!
♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

At 5:52am on March 25, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Alissa. i wish for you a most wonder ful day. ENJOY!!!

At 3:45am on March 25, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALISSA!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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At 7:36pm on October 24, 2012, jrtpup said…

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If you haven't yet, go log a Big Blue Test at http://www.bigbluetest.org/. If you have, do another!

At 1:56pm on March 27, 2011, Doris D said…
Hope you and your family made the best of it!
At 11:59pm on March 25, 2011, Kristin said…
Happy birthday!!!
At 3:04pm on March 25, 2011, Linda G said…
How's your little angel doing??

Greetings Naomi'sMommy....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 9:51am on March 25, 2011, Doris D said…
At 9:29pm on March 3, 2011, Clinitest said…
Hi Alissa,

Glad to hear that Naomi is a trooper for sure. It does make a child grow up quick dealing with some responsibilities. She will soon learn on her own what foods don’t make her feel good and that eating wrong things doesn’t make you feel good. This is good! Taking her own shots now is very good! I have mixed feelings on the CGM myself. I tried the Medtronics one and didn’t like it. Now, I am exploring the Dexcom. But, you are right, all we need is another gadget attached to us now. I have hard enough time finding fresh places to use my pump! Great on going to Gales Creek. That is the camp that I should have gone too as a kid. I was a recluse. I wish I did go so that I could have met some other kids with diabetes. It wasn’t until I was 35 until I met another diabetic. Sad. But, my very first Endo who started the Portland Diabetes Center (Dr. John Stephens…super Doctor he was) also started that camp. It is great. My Endo now attends the camp (Neifing). I actually volunteer at one near Spokane. It’s a good camp too called Camp Fun in the Sun. I know a lot of CDE’s there in Spokane and help them out on troubled cases. Neifing wanted me to go to Gales one of these times to help. I may see if they need help there this summer too! Anyway, nice to make your acquaintance. Ken
At 8:40pm on March 3, 2011, Clinitest said…
Hi, I noticed your daughter just recently being diagnosed. I hope she is doing ok. Young kids who get this have a long road a head for sure. I was 4 when I got it. But, I just wanted you to know that things will be ok. Parents at this age definitely set the stage for setting good rules for how they deal with this in the future. My parents were awesome. I have them to thank for setting me on the right path. I volunteer at diabetic camps in the summer now. Try and get her to one of those if you can. She will meet some friends. I was stupid and didn't go to them when I was younger. Feel free to ask questions if you need to. I am in Beaverton. Ken
 
 
 

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