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Solutions to Winter Woes
What do you do about dry skin, cracked feet, or even storing your insulin in cold weather? Put on your favorite fuzzy slippers, grab a cup of tea, and check out solutions to some common winter weather problems.

 

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Reviewed by Joy Pape, RN, BSN, CDE, WOCN, CFNC. 8/14


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by Nicole Purcell
This past weekend was a whole lot of diabetes weird. I've finally gotten into a good rhythm with my Lantus rate - settling in with a 70-30 nighttime-morning split of the total dose. My bolus dosing seems to be pretty much on the money too. I'm avoiding huge swings... Though lows are creeping up more often, I think because summer traditionally is a lower basal rate time, owing to warmer weather, increased activity and sweat, as we get closer to the warmer days I just need less insulin in the...