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insulin in cold temperatures

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by jamesfitz, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. jamesfitz

    jamesfitz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am going to Berlin tomorrow and nighttime temperatures are as low as -4 or -5 at night.

    I know to take frio wallets when i visit hot countries but are there any precautions to take visiting a place with temperatures below zero?
     
  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    If you sleep where it's below zero, keep your insulin in your sleeping bag. If you're walking around, with minus 5 it will be above freezing even in your coat pocket. Enjoy!
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hello @jamesfitz I am currently skiing so have my insulin in my pump, as I keep it close to my body then I have no issue with sub zero temperatures, so if your walking around with insulin pens just keep them to close to your body.
     
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  4. geekypants

    geekypants Type 1 · Member

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    I was in Siberia last year (-35 at times, so really cold), and just tucked my insulin into the inside pocket of my coat, as close to my body as I could.
     
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