Wednesday, 24 February 2010

How do you solve a problem like...

A frozen blood glucose meter! It has not been above freezing here since Christmas and we have snow aplenty. Lovely to look at and with the right gear on -20 c is manageable. However Blood glucose meters do not like the cold. 10 minutes in anything below -10c and it refuses to play. So we have had to go to extravagent lengths to keep it happy. No more stuffing it in the pocket when we go out to play, skate, sledge, ski etc. Firstly I warm a gel pack in a bowl of hot water, next said warm gel pack is lovingly nestled next to the blood glucose meter, tucked safely in its own case, in a small insulated food bag. If it's really chilly it may be lucky to be wrapped in a hand towel too. Result one happy blood glucose meter that will work in Arctic temperatures!


  1. I've never had that problem before! Here in California my issue is usually not letting it get too hot. :)

    Looks like you took care of the problem! Good call!

  2. Impressive girl scout skills at play here! What fantastic snow. I am getting a little fed up with the February grey in the UK at present but can see the shoots coming up. Not long now...
    Hope all is well with you and yours.