Late Sunday night I filled my reservoir with about 95 units because of the expected heatwave.
As of this afternoon, I have 43 units left & should be good until tomorrow morning.
photo courtesy of my iPhone
Once again, the east coast and various parts of the country are experiencing a heat wave and record high temperatures. Parts of Philadelphia and New Jersey feel like the surface of the sun and it's hot, sticky, and downright uncomfortable out.
As most of you are aware, heat waves = Skunky Insulin Alert: Threat level, SCORCHING.
For those of with insulin pumps, please keep in mind that insulin gets skunky in high temps and heat - And that is never a good thing.
My advice is to keep your insulin reservoirs at half mast or less.
I know it's annoying to have to refill every 24 to 48 hours instead of every two to three days, but it's better than having to throw out a full reservoir of insulin that's gone skunky!
For those of you on multiple daily injections - keep your insulin cool - Carry one of those mini lunch coolers complete with cute little mini icepacks if you must! Hey, who says mini coolers are a glamour don't?
And for goodness drink lots of water and don't forget to wear your sunscreen & "reapply liberally!"