Sunday, August 1, 2010

Damaged Diabetic Supplies

Heat can affect your diabetes supplies, too. Insulin is particularly vulnerable, but all medications, glucose meters, and testing strips should be kept in a cool, dry place.

Never leave insulin or other medications in hot cars, direct sunlight, or other extremely hot situations. Use a cooler or insulated lunch bag to keep items cool. Testing strips, meters, and pumps should be kept dry and away from extreme heat. Exposure to intense heat may make them unreliable for later use.

Here are other ideas for coping with the summer heat:

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