I will be vacationing in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico in April, and realized I just don’t want to be dealing with an insulin pump (where to wear it with a bathing suit, heat considerations, keeping the infusion set from falling off from the heat, keeping my pump safe if I want to swim, etc.
So I’ve decided to go back to multiple injections while on vacation. When I was on multiple injections, the insulin I used was ultralente and humalog. Lantus and Levemir were not available in Canada at the time. Ultralente was a bit of a hit or miss for me at times, as it would have a gradual peak between 8-18 hours, causing unexpected lows. It will be interesting to see how a long-acting insulin like Lantus or Levemir will work.
I’ve been reading about the “Un-Tethered Regime”, by endocrinologist Dr. Steve Edelman at http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/clinic/untethered.htm , which has some great tips on how to go about moving back and forth between multiple injections and pump therapy safely. Over the next while before going on vacation, I will give it a trial run, and will blog about my results.