My daughter started pumping in late Sept., so all our experience has been in a cold New England winter. Last week we went to Florida to walk in the JDRF walk in Sarasota. My daughter wore one of her spandex waist bands and tucked the pump inside, next to her tummy. By the end of the walk we were all sweaty, and her numbers were on the rise. After 2 hours of rising numbers and corrections having no effect we changed her site and figured we had overheated her insulin. Throughout the week she had several more issues of spiking numbers and we're not sure if it was due to overheated insulin, vacation food, excitement, bad sites, or what. It resulted in a perfect storm of bad vacation blood sugars, and me changing her site almost every day.
So my question is - how cool does her pump need to remain? And how do we accomplish that at the beach or pool? When we took it off for her to swim we simply put it in the shade (it wasn't that hot out). Does it actually need to be stored in a cooler? Should she stop wearing the waist band (her favorite way to wear her pump) in the summer so it's not so close to her body heat? What if we're at the pool and she's not swimming? Do we periodically need to take it off her anyway and put it in a cooler?