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Re: [IP] Fanny pack in heat
In a message dated 02/03/2000 8:48:15 AM US Mountain Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:
I can answer the heat question, being from Phoenix, but have no idea about
the cold. My husband and I have a pest control business and sometimes I have
to run a route outside in the heat, usually in July/August the employees drop
like flys when its 115-120 in the shade and I'll have to step in. The
insulin in my pump seems to do fine for a couple hours at a time if I can
cool off for awhile in between exposures. If I have to spend more time than
that outside it seems to degrade, has been ok up to 105, but not beyond that.
A good solution for me has been a fanny pack with ice pack in it. I put the
pump itself wrapped in a washcloth or an old sock so its not next to the ice,
and use the "blue ice" refreezable packs. Be sure to get the tubing in the
pack, because I think this is where the problem starts. For example, my 42"
tubing holds about 20 units (if I remember right). Since I only use 35 units
a day total it doesn't move thru the tubing very fast and can be exposed to
heat for quite some time in the tubing, if its not being cooled.
But, Fran, another Phoenix pumper with a D pump, (mine is MM) doesn't have a
problem in heat on long motorcycle trips, as always, YMMV.
<< Mini-med didn't know if being outside in 95
degree weather all day was bad, but suggested I wear a fanny pack
with an ice pack in it, and keep the pump in it all day. But I didn't
want the insulin next to ice either--any suggestions? >>
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