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Hate to go off topic but I am curious about the loaner pump, my husband wears a Minimed pump and always just gets a prescription for (Lantus I think) and carry's syringes in case of pump failure, how does this loaner pump program work? We will have to see if Minimed offers anything similar.

 

He also carries double the amount of infusion sets split into two bags in case of loss or theft. He never worries about refrigerating his insulin (wondering if he should..) He also gets a letter from his doctor in case there are any TSA questions.

 

 

Minimed most certainly does. We have gotten one from them in the past. It's around $50 which is mostly for shipping. The pump is red so you always know which is the loaner. Call their 800 number and they will help you.

 

Now that he has a new pump ad the old one still works, we just take the old one along (and lots of fresh batteries) as a spare. His Endo suggested that he keep the old one for that purpose.

 

Last year, when DH got his new pump, I surprised him with a skin from "Skinit" with his favorite baseball team's logo. He's quite proud of his NY Yankee decorated pump.

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Have you folks talking about insulin storage in this thread ever thought about why search on this site doesn't work....or why people ask the same questions over and over. Wouldn't you want to help others find your important discussion....perhaps in a topic titled "insulin storage on the ship...or the thread I started (for you) about medical/special needs. If you talked (typed) there, folks could find out the important stuff you are sharing.

 

With just a little bit of organization, this web site would be far more helpful to everyone.....with a little less "thread hijacking" (the web term for taking a thread off topic) this site would be far more helpful.

 

Just a thought....

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Have you folks talking about insulin storage in this thread ever thought about why search on this site doesn't work....or why people ask the same questions over and over. Wouldn't you want to help others find your important discussion....perhaps in a topic titled "insulin storage on the ship...or the thread I started (for you) about medical/special needs. If you talked (typed) there, folks could find out the important stuff you are sharing.

 

With just a little bit of organization, this web site would be far more helpful to everyone.....with a little less "thread hijacking" (the web term for taking a thread off topic) this site would be far more helpful.

 

Just a thought....

 

Sorry BUT I wanted to make sure that the person that posted the original information saw my question. I rarely go off topic however, this was important. It has about gotten where I am afraid to post new threads or comment on old ones because I am going to either a) be made fun of for asking what everyone else thinks is beaten to death or dumb (we have a whole thread about that) or b) taken to task. Again so sorry to mess up your thread. Feel free to have the mods delete this.

 

To those that responded to my question thanks.

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Your topic is very valuable...but when you discuss it in the middle of another thread, how does it help the many who would benefit from your information?

 

It is very easy to start a new thread on cc....and I bet you would get some interest from others and more information that way...the power of the internet....but all those folks who could add to your discussion aren't necessarily reading this thread which is pretty unrelated.

 

BTW...there is an entire section of CC addressing these topics.....

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Sorry if I missed this one but...on the S Class ships...Cellar Masters has an awesome cheese and olive, bread stick set up before dinner! We always swing by and have some....the cheese is MUCH better than the buffet cheese. That's my secret :)

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Your topic is very valuable...but when you discuss it in the middle of another thread, how does it help the many who would benefit from your information?

 

It is very easy to start a new thread on cc....and I bet you would get some interest from others and more information that way...the power of the internet....but all those folks who could add to your discussion aren't necessarily reading this thread which is pretty unrelated.

 

BTW...there is an entire section of CC addressing these topics.....

 

It started with a comment about the refrigerators not being cold enough for insulin and morphed from there. Sort of the same way room service delivery of appetizers morphed into cheese than morphed into a disdain for soggy crackers.

 

A valuable tool on the site allows a search by keyword. You can find info about almost anything that way. If we started a new thread for every single topic, it would get out of control.

 

Perhaps requesting anchovies for a ceasar salad should have started a new thread.

Those discussions or any discussion never bothers me. I learn something everytime, especially about anchovies and shabbas service.

 

Not a big deal, just my humble opinion. As for diabetics, there are diabetic specific websites that deal with this subject more comprehensibly.

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Steak Diane is available in most of the "fine dining" specialty restaurants. It's not listed on the menu and you have to ask for it in advance. We always book for embarkation day and ask then. The next time we're there, we get the table side preparation. Great show and the food is amazing.

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You can bring aboard your own soft drinks and bottled water. Stop in at a store on the way to the cruiseport to buy some twelve packs or so-- you don't want to try lugging them with you on a plane because of the weight and because of what might happen in a depressurized cargo hold. Bring a roll of duct tape with you and tape the cases together, then put a luggage tag on it. It will be delivered to your cabin for you.

 

Have your cabin steward clear out the mini fridge so you can keep your soft drinks and water cool (not cold). Put what will fit into the fridge and store the rest under the bed until you need to replenish.

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I have several aluminum water bottles that I use for the gym. The bottles are lightweight and take up very little room in a suitcase. I fill them from the tap for excursions and keep one in the cooler as well.

 

I have no problems with the tap water on the ship. It's reverse osmosis treated, making it no different than bottled water, which is nothing more than reverse osmosis treated tap water.

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Sorry if I missed this one but...on the S Class ships...Cellar Masters has an awesome cheese and olive, bread stick set up before dinner! We always swing by and have some....the cheese is MUCH better than the buffet cheese. That's my secret :)

And now ours :D thank you

 

Re the Casino(fruits & slots) play it the first few nights of your cruise not the last few as you may find the odds against you :rolleyes:

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On one of our cruises, we hosted a "small" CC get-together on the verandah of our FV stateroom. We asked our cabin steward if he could get us some extra ice and handed him a pretty green picture of a President. He not only got us the ice, but showed up with a LARGE plate of shrimp.

 

Doug M

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6) solstice class ships have night light function built into the bathroom lighting...M-class don't so if you want a night light, bring one.

 

Not sure if it applies to the other Solsticized M-class ships, but on Summit they have added night lights built into the bathrooms (at least in the inside cabin we just had). Little things like a night light can make a big difference...

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Regarding Steak Diane - I just got off the Equinox and on the last night we went to Murano's. The server offered to make me Steak Diane and while the lobster dish looked tempting I took his advice. Other then marrying my wife 40 years ago this might have been one of the best decisions I've ever made. Try it once; try it often and enjoy.

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Not sure if it applies to the other Solsticized M-class ships, but on Summit they have added night lights built into the bathrooms (at least in the inside cabin we just had). Little things like a night light can make a big difference...

 

 

We had the night light on Infinity, too. Very nice ocean view cabin on deck 3.

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The treats in the glass case at Cafe Al Bacio are complimentary and they can be packaged to go. The mini-sandwiches, which are available mid-day make a great appetizer to go with pre-dinner wine/cocktails on the veranda. Just keep them cold in your room fridge. And the desserts are delicious whenever!!
Just read this,great idea for a light lunch to take back to your balcony and not eat so much,thanks.:cool:
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My "secret" is milkshakes! Just get a couple scoops of ice cream placed in a tall glass, and add milk from the milk dispensers. Stir. Voila - free milkshake! Really hits the spot after a hot day in a sunny port location.

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On one of our cruises, we hosted a "small" CC get-together on the verandah of our FV stateroom. We asked our cabin steward if he could get us some extra ice and handed him a pretty green picture of a President. He not only got us the ice, but showed up with a LARGE plate of shrimp.

 

Doug M

 

Ok, I have to ask - what is "a pretty green picture of a President"??

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Silly! It's paper US money and the higher the denomination, the prettier it is!

 

Thanks thought that was going to be the answer - coming from South Africa that is not a term we use - we'd say moola!

 

We have pictures of the Big 5 on our money.

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My "secret" is milkshakes! Just get a couple scoops of ice cream placed in a tall glass, and add milk from the milk dispensers. Stir. Voila - free milkshake! Really hits the spot after a hot day in a sunny port location.
My secret is out,but I use chocolate milk.;)
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