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Going from the pump to injections

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by onlytwintip, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. onlytwintip

    onlytwintip · Active Member

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    Hi,

    I have been on the pump for soon 8 years now but I am off to do a masters in South Africa in February next year. This means I will quite possibly loose my entitlement to the NHS and therefore to the pump. This means getting a private insurance over there, which, on my budget, will not be good enough to get the pump along with the supplies. I am quite a sporty person as in I often go cycling over 80Km and that is why the pump has suited me so well - A quick basal adjustment and we are done. Going back to the slow acting insulin and loosing this ability to reduce the basal rate while I am out exercising is going to be hugely probematic for me. So my question is: Do any athletic (endurance) type 1 diabetics on MDI care to share with me how they manage when exercising in order to prevent the hypos?

    Cheers,
    Harry
     
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