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Re: [IP] Humalog and heat?

Dan - My husband and I go water skiing in Blythe (over 100 degrees) and  do
find my blood sugar rising.  The insulin will begin to break down, but I try
to keep in the shade when I can.  I think your best bet is to do as you are,
keeping just enough in the syringe to get you through a few days.
-----Original Message-----
From: Oliver, Dan <email @ redacted>
To: 'email @ redacted' <email @ redacted>
Date: Thursday, November 11, 1999 12:10 PM
Subject: [IP] Humalog and heat?

>Here's a dead horse that hasn't been beaten for awhile...
>I live in Phoenix (today's high: 88) and pump Humalog exclusively, and have
>found, particularly in the summer, that after about 2.5 days in my pump, my
>BGs start to climb.  At first I thought it was classic site deterioration,
>but after some experimentation, it seems that the Humalog itself has lost
>some of it's effectiveness.
>To make a long story short, what seems to work well for me is to change my
>site every 4 days, but to ONLY fill the reservoir with 2 days worth of
>insulin.  Then, after 2 days, I refill the reservoir (and reprime the
>tubing) with another 2 days worth.  This secondary fill (without changing
>the site) seems to work just fine, even though the site hasn't been
>My question is, has anyone else noticed any apparent decreased Humalog
>effectiveness (after it's been in the pump for a few days), while the site
>is apparently still working fine?
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