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RE: [IPk] insulin and hot weather



Howdy,

I normally wear my pump on my belt, but if I wear a dress I wear it snug 
right next my skin, has anybody ever experienced insulin going off because 
of their body temperature?

Thanks

Ingrid

>From: "Sarah" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Subject: RE: [IPk] insulin and hot weather
>Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 08:01:25 +0100
>
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>FRIO make some specially designed cooling devices for insulin. You soak 
>them
>in water and as the water evaporates over a couple of days it keeps the
>insulin cool. They do one specifically for pumps. The down side is that 
>they
>make the pump much bigger, but can still be put on a belt. I also have a
>suspicion that they may fit the Disetronic pump better then the Minimed 
>508,
>but would probably work for either (I've got the Minimed one). I use an old
>FRIO pack from my MDI days to keep vials in. I was in Spain a couple of
>weeks ago, where temperature were 42deg C and had no probs whatsoever with
>insulin going off.
>Sarah
>DM 7y, 508 7m
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On
>Behalf Of email @ redacted
>Sent: 23 July 2003 21:53
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] insulin and hot weather
>
>
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>In a message dated 7/23/2003 5:07:37 PM GMT Daylight Time,
>email @ redacted writes:
>
> > Has anyone had problems with their Humalog going off in this hot 
>weather?
> > I normally keep the whole bottle I'm currently using our of the fridge
> > once I open it. I use it easily within a month.
> > A few weeks ago I had some constant and unexplained highs (like 22
> > mmol/l). I changed the set, no difference. Finally changed the set again
> > and the insulin BOTTLE to a new one, and everything was fine. Wondered
> > if it was 2 dodgy sites in a row, or the insulin.
> >
>Hi Di, Bev and all,
>
>Yes, same here too.  And not only with insulin kept out in the hot weather
>(I
>probably shouldn't have - the thermometer in the shaded dining room, 
>coolest
>room in the house and where it's kept once out of fridge, registered 27 deg
>C...) but also with the insulin in my pump system.  I started getting
>constant
>highs which weren't coming down with huge insulin boluses, when I'd only
>  changed site/reservoir etc 36 hours previously, but it had been very hot 
>at
>work
>(over 30 deg C recorded).  No problems with the site etc so when I got home
>I
>  filled the reservoir and flushed the tubing through with insulin from the
>fridge
>and things went back to normal.  I've only been using fridged insulin since
>and all's well apart from bubbles!
>
>I was moaning about this to a friend and she suggested a mini-coolbag for
>  carrying the pump - apparently such items exist designed for 
>sports/runners
>etc
>to keep drinks cool and which are about the right size for a pump, soft and
>clip-on. Seems a good idea, can't find any though in the shops, any
>thoughts?
>
>Mary
>
>508 2 yrs+
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