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Omnipod Dash & Hot Sunny Weather

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Soplewis12, Jun 28, 2021.

  1. Soplewis12

    Soplewis12 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, since starting my pump management just over 3 months ago today was my first day of enjoying sitting in my garden, enjoying the sun. (Live in West of Scotland!)
    When using lantus & novorapid via pen the sun didn't really have any extreme affect on my BG readings but today has been surreal. I have had to suspend my insulin 3 times today. No other factors to consider other than the weather as been relaxing.
    Can anyone else share their experiences of this?
    Still quite a newbie to pump and any suggestions would be appreciated as its to be even hotter tomorrow.
    I was thinking of using temp basal reduction of 20 to 30%.
    Look forward to hearing from all you lovely people.
  2. Hopeful34

    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Heat in general means I need less insulin, day and night, so temporary basal rates on pumps are great for coping with this. We're all different, some people need more insulin when it's hot, so really the only way to see if that amount of reduction is right for you is to try it, and keep a close eye on your bloods. If you're relaxing, rather than doing something stressful, that's probably had an effect on your insulin requirements too.
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