I would like to believe you but my experience and that of others cannot be completely explained through your analysis. Do you think perhaps some infusion sets, pumps, pods/OmniPod might be somewhat sensitive or defective to cause hypoglycemic events?
Can I ask you where you found the information you posted in the response to my post? Could you post a link? There was no source.
I’m not sure what testing has been made transparent to pump users, but I and many others have had serious lows that occur upon landing and your analysis doesn’t quite address this phenomenon. So something is amiss. I say this in a friendly way as possible. Your post seemed to discount real experiences with your response.
I don’t think that you want to say for certain that serious hypoglycemic events after flights have nothing to do with the changing air pressure on flights for all type 1 diabetics and all pumps.
Real experience, mine and that of others should not be discounted especially when doing so could lead people astray and deny them the opportunity to prepare themselves for dangerous hypo events.
By the way, I have never had a hypoglycemic event after taking a hot shower! I take hot showers daily, so I have lots of experience
Flying and taking a hot shower do not have the same effect on a pump.
If the reports say they do, then they have not caught up to the many experiences that people have had, and certainly is contrary to this study by the American Diabetes Association: http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/34/9/1932
I am not sure if you have ever personally experienced a dangerous low after flying and never had dangerous lows otherwise?
I’m not sure if you have had several dangerous lows after flying and never had dangerous lows otherwise. I do know that I have.
And I am not sure if you have also tested with flying under a different regimen, such as using Lantus injected by pen needle, as a comparable experience and found absolutely no problem with lows as I have.
You didn’t suggest that you did, and you discounted the connection, so I am assuming that you don’t have personal experience with this.
Air pressure changes are something to worry about, there is lots of anecdotal experiences disclosed and evidence through scientific study.
AIr pressure changes have caused serious hypoglycemic events, and as such, your response “lots of other things to worry about. This isn’t one of them!” to be inappropriate, contrary to evidence, and contrary to people’s experiences, and generally not helpful to others that have had similar experiences and are searching for solutions and for other people’s events.
I think it is always best to understand that science and testing are always evolving, but peoples experiences are real and often science takes time to catch up to explain what people have experienced.
I ask that you post your response to something this serious without minimizing actual experiences and that you source any information you post as evidence so that people can weigh your analysis.
Your response dismisses the experience I shared, that others have disclosed on diabetes sites similar to fudiabetes, it also served to close off the discussion and to discourage others to share their experience. The opposite effect of the purpose of this site.
Can I encourage you to use this platform to ask people to share their experiences relating to hypoglycemia post flights, ask people to share information from credible sources on the changes of air pressure on pumps and not to discount their experiences, especially without sourcing evidence?
There seems to be a lot of shared experiences regarding hypos post-flight that should be discussed and shared openly so that we (diabetics) and pump manufacturers can learn from.