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Re: [IP] RE: (IP) Advice on wearing a pump & working construction



I am a social worker that works with children - my thing so I don't get
germs is keeping those handi-whips or anti-bacterial wipes in my car to wash
my hands after leaving homes. So far I haven't had any problems with the
wipes affecting my blood sample - just make sure your hands air dry before
testing. When it was very warm - here in Michigan during the summer - kept a
little cooler with a smaller ice pack in my car - you don't want the cooler
too cold because it isn't good for your battery. I found the insulin in my
pump lasting only 1-2 days in the heat-not filling the reservoir as much as
you normally do during that time. Keep extra insulin on hand plus a syringe
too. You also can use anti-persperant around your site-you skin won't get
hot and sweaty there. I think the clear-gel antiperspirant types work the
best. Best wishes! Sharon B
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Murphy" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 2:09 PM
Subject: [IP] RE: (IP) Advice on wearing a pump & working construction


> Thanks Jeff for your help. It will be very helpful advice coming from
> one who works in the field. If anyone else out there can offer some
> help please write in.  What is your solution for glucose testing on
> site when there is no running water to wash your hands?  Where do you
> keep your meter so the heat doesn't overpower it?  Do you use anything
> special under your tape to help it stay on when you sweat? Once again
> thanks for your help.   Cathy
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