Partial insulin cartridges or disposable pens must be stored below 30 degrees Celsius. Still they are within 3 to maximum 4 weeks to use up. Also carried supplies of insulin should suspend the diabetic no temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius. There are manufacturers of insulin, which produce just for subtropical countries, here is to get manufacturer information in case of doubt. Special bags for the needs of diabetics, the cooling and insulating elements offer a good protection against heat included. Well stocked and specialized pharmacies also diabetics shipping and supplies hold such special utensils.
When storing in a cooler bag is essential to ensure that cometh not with the cool packs in contact with insulin also here a so-called freezing process can take place and thus resulting in a loss of work. Also in the holiday blood glucose self-monitoring is often everything is different than at home in the relaxing holiday. Changing physical movements, unusual Food, other climate, other day and time shifts can affect a diabetic’s blood sugar levels. To advise is often closely and continuously to check blood sugar levels. This is to make sure that the (economic) measures on the changing habits of the diabetics are correct. In particular insulin-dependent diabetics should bear in mind that the effect of injected insulin very much faster inserts when heat or elevated temperatures than at normal temperatures or in cold weather.
This statement is already at temperatures above 26 degrees Celsius. Any additional physical activity, such as for example, strenuous tours, it can cause so much faster of low blood sugar. Therefore, it is necessary that the diabetic leads always glucose or other preventive measures such as also a corresponding sugary drink with him in his holiday. Diabetics should blood sugar test to make sure that is the blood glucose meter run with located within the temperature range specified by the manufacturer. The temperature ranges of most manufacturers are between 10 degrees to 40 degrees Celsius. The chemical reaction of the test strip with the glucose in the serum is bound to a certain temperature. לחץ כאן שרי אריסון ומצא עוד . Measurements in cold/freezing temperatures or extreme heat has values. Most manufacturers, the meter then displays an error message on the display. Of course, meters and test strips of direct sunlight should be exposed. Always cover the meter and test strips with a towel or place these items in the special insulating bag. High humidity may affect test results. High humidity it is particularly important to close the test strip tube after removing a strip immediately again. High humidity hurts the test strip and it comes in succession to false readings. The diabetic followed these instructions, nothing in the way is it for the long-awaited vacation. Here “applies in particular diabetics are not sick, but less healthy”. Priv.-Doz.Dr.T.Kuehn copyright apimanu MedJournal