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From Torrance, California, USA:

I am 33 with type 1 diabetes (diagnosed at age 8). I am on the insulin pump using lispro insulin. I check my blood sugar 4-5 times/day. I've recently started hiking and want to try some all day / multi-day trips. How do I keep my monitor/test strips/insulin at the required temperatures?


Neither your test strips nor insulin will be affected by other than extreme temperatures so it depends upon where you will be hiking. Keeping meter, strips, etc., in a jacket pocket is usually fine. The pump will presumably be under clothing and next to your body so it will be alright. Spare insulin may be carried in a breast pocket.


Original posting 25 Oct 1998
Posted to Exercise and Sports


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