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Re: [IP] humalog and heat



OK, John, I just got back from a long ride to my attorney's office and 
Cub.  Now it's 101.  So much for MN being cold.
D

John S Wilkinson wrote:
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>Denise May, Get in you're a/C car and go to an A/Ced Mall.
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>John S Wilkinson, 
>Rome, New York
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: email @ redacted
>[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Denise Mary May
>Sent: Monday, July 31, 2006 11:08 AM
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IP] humalog and heat
>
>
>I live in Minneapolis.  This summer has been hot, hot, hot.  Today we're 
>headed toward a high of 100.  The first really super warm weekend of 
>this year was Memorial Day weekend (95 and sunny).  I changed my 
>cartridge on Saturday and by Monday at noon I had glucoses of 425 or so 
>without doing a thing to get there.  No infection, no fudge, no 
>forgotten boluses.  Above all, no leak in my delivery system.  I 
>disconnected and ran a unit - clear insulin in the bead.  But still, 
>when the BG goes high for no reason...After tossing out roughly 200 
>units of insulin (I'm cheap, too) and filling a new cartridge, my 
>glucose went back to normal.  I have an air-conditioned car, but no AC 
>in my house.  Right now, I am going to go read in the bathtub for awhile 
>and cool off. Forever Frio!
>
>Denise May
>
>
>Cynthia VanDenBerge wrote:
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>>This is so strange to me.  I am certainly not doubting your experience, 
>>but I live in Memphis and am out in 90 to 102 heat for hours and have 
>>never had the insulin go bad in my pump.  I keep my pump in my pocket 
>>while doing yard work, mowing etc.  I wonder what the difference is?  
>>Anybody have any ideas?
>>
>>On 7/30/06, Barbara Ziegler <email @ redacted> wrote:
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>>>I have had a problem with Humalog becoming denatured in heat.  I spent 
>>>an afternoon at baseball games in high heat.  Both the insulin in my 
>>>pump and in the bottle in my purse were shot.  It was pretty spooky 
>>>because I was 3 hours
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>>>from home.  Since then, I always use a Frio (I'm on Novolog now), and also
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>>>carry a paper prescription for Novolog so I don't get in trouble again.  I
>>>don't really want to test how long I can be out and to what temperature
>>>extreme.  It isn't worth it.
>>>Barbara Ziegler
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