Only had one instance where the insulin seemed not to be working due to heat. Temp was high 90s and I was on tennis courts or concrete surface for 5 hours and court temp was over 100. Could not get BG down and just changed pod when I went home.
So still trying to work out the "stick ability" of the pod and the heat range. Tobago was fine bar one day where I went sky high and therefore changed pods. Having now just got back from Wales cycling (For those who dont know Wales - it rains alot and its not that warm !!) my problem was trying to get the pods to stay on for 3 days. I reckon it must have been the "AfterSun" cream coming out after my holiday !! Still havent found anything other than tubigrip to keep them from moving and pinching !
The pump can take a lot of heat. The PDM on the other hand will throw a temperature error if it goes over 105F or so and won't let you use the BG readings as a bolus calculation due to the inaccuracy of the meter. The PDM does need to be kept cool.
Have you tried Skin Tac? I don't generally use it on pods but I always use it on Dexcom sensors. They recommend applying it to the skin, but I "paint" it on the Dexcom sensor pad before applying it, avoiding the needle probe area. That way, none of the glue gets on the probe. I've yet to have one come off. A couple of weeks ago, I had a pod starting to come loose and I saved it by using a q-tip dipped in the Skin Tac then applied it to the space under the pod. I did this early enough before the canula dislodged.
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