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Re: [IP] heat wave



To add to that question, the meter booklets all say that dehydration will effect meter readings.  Does it effect what the meter
reads?  What your bg is?  Some of each?  So what do you do if you suspect dehydration may be skewing your readings or your Bgs?

Frank W. Tegethoff, jr. wrote:

> Hi Everyone :)
> Regarding this Heat Question.  Has any one had 'unexplained Bg rises' do to early stage de-hydration (sp)?  Just a thought.
> Frank
>
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> >
> > > I had been having problems with persistant hbg in spite of bolusing extra
> > > insulin.  I talked to my endo about it and she agreed with me (she hasn many
> > > patients on the pump and said that other patients had reported the same
> > > problem last summer.)  She says that the current heat wave may be
> > > deteriorating the insulin in the pump that is not refrigerated.  She
> > > reccommends changing the reservoir every two days instead of three during
> > the
> > > very hot weather.
> > >
> > I would be a lot more suspicious of site corruption with Humalog than
> > heat deterioration. Lily routinely (in spite of the hassle I give
> > her) leaves her pump in her 'very dark green' pack lying in the sun
> > when she swims all day and stuff like that. She has never had a
> > problem with insulin deterioration. When she gets into one of those
> > high bg situations, a set change has ALWAYS fixed the problem without
> > a change of the insulin, syringe, tubing.
> >
> > I'm pushing 'mixing' again.
> >
> > Michael
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