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Re: [IPk] Time zone basals and insulin carriage



Dear All

I've got two Frio Pouches and they are useful - don't need a freezer whilst on
holiday.   However I used one for keeping my insulin pen cool in my handbag
whilst abroad and my handbag went moldy!

Heather

----- Original Message -----
From: diane cook
Sent: 23 July 2002 12:25
To: insulin pump reply addreess
Subject: [IPk] Time zone basals and insulin carriage

Don't put any insulin, even your spares in the hold as the temperature
in the hold can drop below freezing, and if you've ever bothered to read
the info that comes with your insulin you'll know that it shouldn't be
frozen (the proteins break down). You maybe need to make this clear to
the airlines.

When flying in Europe (pre sept 11), I just took a letter from my doctor
to say that I'm diabetic and that I need to carry needles.

If you have problems keeping your insulin cool whilst travelling
(particularly for spare insulin), I use a "Frio" bag, which you soak in
water, which is held in beads, this water slowly evaporates, which cools
the insulin inside the bag. I think they've got a website.

Happy hols!
Diane
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