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Re: [IP] Humalog and heat?
I just experienced my first summer on the pump in Phoenix and did not have any
problems. I was scared to death from everything I read but survived.
> I live in Phoenix (today's high: 88) and pump
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, that's cold for me. <VBG> I love the summer's here. Yes I
am physcotic. Anyway, so I spend a lot of time outside with my pump. I ended
up filling my glass cartridge half way and now I am back to the full cartridge,
since it's so cold. :-) I only had to change my site every 3, 4 and sometime 5
days. When I was out in the direct sun I would put the pump in a pouch with an
ice pack. If I was at the pool I would keep a cup of ice and just stick my pump
in there when I wasn't swimming. When we went on Motorcycle trips I put the
pump in the pouch again that slipped into a pocket ( big one ). I was very
grateful that I had a very easy summer for I was very scared that I would have
problems but did not. I also never have my pump exposed to the sun. I always
put it in a pocket or bra. Only mention that in case you wear yours as a
pager. Bottom line, my blood sugars remained good as did a1c's.
> .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 changed.
I find this so interesting, since even in the summers I changed my reservoir
every 3-5 days and now every 7 -10 days. Do you use a plastic or glass
cartridge? I had been told to use the glass especially in the summers here but
I use it all the time. I wonder if this could have something to do with it.
I hope some of this helps. If not or if you have more questions, please feel
free to email me off-line, email @ redacted
Fran, freezing in AZ :-) :-)
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