Re: [IPp] Summer Heat
We live in Dallas Texas and deal with 95 plus heat for 3 months of the year.
My son uses Novolog in his Animas 1250 pump and I definately notice the
insulin losing its effectiveness if he is out in the heat playing with the
pump in his pocket or a pack for more than about 1 1/2 hours. When he swims
we remove the pump and put it in a cooled lunch box with his testing
supplies by the pool. It is just something we now watch for and if we have
a high that can not be attributed to anything else we change the cartridge
out immediately. I asked our rep and he said you can buy cooler packs of
some sort that surround your pump but it would be heavy for a child to have
on so we have not tried that.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Cohen" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 4:46 PM
Subject: [IPp] Summer Heat
> We have been having lots of problems with Natalie in the summer heat. She
> 3 = and has been on the Animas 1250 since January (diagnosed last August).
> We have a summer place in Sonoma County and the temperature is generally
> the high 90s this time of year. Two weeks ago we were out at a playground
> for an hour or two and that night she was sky-high. It seems that the
> insulin got cooked, because things didnt get better until we changed the
> cartridge that night. Then this past weekend, we were at the pool and
> much the same thing happened she was up around 450 at one point!
> The whole thing is too much of a crisis for my wife and me. Does anyone
> these problems with the heat? What strategies do you use? We are thinking
> about whether we would be better off switching to injections and
> Humalog/Lantus (if its even possible to go back and forth).
> Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.
> Eric Cohen
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