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disconnecting for swimming

Discussion in 'Adults with Type 1' started by Ali, Jul 14, 2020.

  1. Ali

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    Hello
    I am on a pump with Fiasp. I rarely have to disconnect for more than 15 to 20 minutes. Does anyone have tips for disconnecting for an hour without running high later? Maybe run a temporary basal of 20 percent more ahead of time to compensate? For me an hour of no insulin has a big impact. Thank you for any help. I want to take swimming lessons to improve my swimming:). I am in my 60's. Thanks.
    Ali
     
  2. rgcainmd

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    Try the Omnipod. No need to disconnect while swimming!
     
  3. MomofSweetOne

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    With tubing, we compensated by reconnecting every 15 minutes or so and bolussing 50% of her normal basal in that time period. That way the highs from being off basal are alleviated. You might want to play around with how much substitution you need to avoid lows and highs. It sounds like a pain, but it really didn't take that long for a quick reconnect. It was better than highs later.
     

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