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Re: [IPk] holidays etc.

Hi Di

Glad you had a good holiday nice to see you back.

We keep Sasha's insulin in the fridge.  Ever since that hot humid spell a
while back  (when we had some summer) and Sasha has never complained that it
has stung.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Diana Maynard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 20 August 2001 09:41
Subject: [IPk] holidays etc.

> Bev wrote:
> > On a more trivial note, has anyone experienced my tanning
> >problem with the invisible adhesive residue from previous
> >infusion sites resulting in nice white (untanned) oblongs on
> >their abdomens after sunbathing?  Perhaps I need stronger
> >soap and a scrubbing brush.
> Hi folks
> I'm back from 10 days in Northern Cyprus and ploughing through about 200
> from the list that I missed while away.
> Like Beverley, I had fantastic control while away (I always tend to in hot
> climates, as does my dad). Only about 3 tests wee above 8, and no major
> just a few minor ones. Lots of swimming, walking and relaxation no doubt
> too. Of course, on the night I got back to England, my BG leapt up to 20
> to prove a point!!!
> I was a bit worried initially because I took about 5 infusion sets for 10
> (should have been more than plenty, as i only change about every 3-4
days). On
> the first day my set came loose after it had only been on for 24 hours,
and I
> was worried that all my sets would come off due to the very high humidity,
> suntan lotion, and swimming throughout the day. But my fears were
>  as all my sets stuck solidly for several days (I use Silhouettes).
> Anyway, in answer to the tanning question, I haven't noticed these white
> circles where my old sets have been, but then my sight isn't good enough
to see
> them, so it's possible I might have them. I suspect though that it's
because of
> old gunk - I find despite scrubbing hard in the shower or bath, the gunk
> stays for several days after I've removed the set.
> I also had no problems with the pump itself. I inserted in the lower
> (because I get best results there, not for any vanity reasons) which meant
> was covered by my bikini bottoms, and I just clipped the pump to them at
> hip, or occasionally stuck the pump without the clip and case in my bikini
> I took the Frio pack but to be honest didn't find it very useful because
> can't attach it to you in any way, unless you have a belt loop, which
> you don't on a bikini! So I found it easier to just clip it on, despite
> sand, than to have the hassle of removing the clip and case, and putting
it in
> the Frio pack, and doing the reverse, for when I was on the beach,
> as that would actually increase the risk of getting sand in the pump,
which is
> what I was trying to avoid. if the Frio pack had a hole in the back (like
> case) which meant you could use the clip while the pump was in the Frio
> it would be much better. But the Frio pack came in very handy for my dad's
> insulin pen on the beach!!! I am going to get him a "normal" Frio pack for
> insulin pens for Christmas, as I think they are great for that kind of
> Incidentally, my dad kept all his insulin pens (the ones currently in use)
> the fridge at all times while on holiday. He said he didn't notice that
> inuslin stung when he injected it. Does anyone know of any other reason
> not doing this? I wasn't sure that it was a good idea but couldn't come up
> a reason why, apart from the stinging insulin.
>  I had no problems with my insulin getting too hot BTW, and it was over 40
> degrees with 90 percent humidity (and not particularly cool inside either,
> there was no air conditioning or anything).
> Di
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