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Old 06-10-2011, 05:26   #16
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Re: Cruising with Diabetes

See requires injections of fast and slow acting insulin. I have to find out exactly of often she has to get a checkup. It has been my dream and plan to do a circumnavigation over about a three year time frame. Iím a Leukemia survivor myself and require a checkup every six months so Iím not insensitive to the challenges. Hear concerns are with keeping a supply of insulin on hand and the general logistic of hear care.
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Re: Cruising with Diabetes

Being Type II, and insulin dependent, I have a question about storage of meds.

Currently I keep main supplies refrigerated, but my pens are not (live in a temperate climate).

My A1C is at 5.9 (Canadian measurement - old saying was 4 to 8, feeling great, and I have no idea of US equivalent). In other words, well controlled, weight is good, endurance is good, sight is good, feet are good and I know how to control lows.

I am not concerned about being off shore, I am concerned about storage of meds, especially pens, in the tropics.

Any thoughts?
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Re: Cruising with Diabetes

I have diabetes and that never stop to have any physical activity or traveling.
My only problem is to be able to keep my pen syringes in the cold. That's why we changed the old compressor and plate of the on-board fridge to a new one and i will install soon solar panels to maintain the charge in the batteries.
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try one of these for power free insulin storage!!!!!

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Re: Cruising with Diabetes

Insulin is not readily available everywhere or even in most places.
It is a prescription drug, and often needs a prescription from the country you're trying to purchase it in.
When I needed some in Spain I needed to spend 5 hours finding and getting a prescription from a Spanish Dr.
When I need some in England I spent a half a day waiting at a hospital to see a Dr. to get a prescription,..but it was free! When I needed some in the US I spent the better part of a day getting to and waiting to see a Dr. to get a prescription....it was not free!!
I have a pump and use humalog...it is not available at all in some third world countries... like the one I normally live in, Yemen...I generally buy it by the case in Lebanon (without prescription) and bring it in with me in my hand carry...its always a problem when they open my bag.
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try one of these for power free insulin storage!!!!!

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It would work well in a dry climate, not so sure if it would in a humid one, as basically it's an evaporator.
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