Towards the end of last year I stumbled across an Instagram post about the MedAngel ONE Insulin Temperature Sensor. I very quickly got in touch with the Germany-based company and was blown away by how quickly my email was received and replied to. Our new temperature sensors arrived this week, and as luck would have it - it has been the hottest week in months. We experienced first hand the little sensor readings being received by the app on our phone and then alarming to alert us to the temperature rise. We quickly moved our insulin into the fridge for it to cool down for the remainder of the afternoon before needing it again at Harrison's dinnertime bolus and bedtime basal.
I think we waited about 4 or 5 weeks for our sensors to arrive, and you can imagine that when it did, we very eagerly ripped open the envelope and sensor box to get going. We then spent about 5 minutes navigating the super easy app... and then spent the rest of the night checking the insulin temperature every few minutes! It felt like the first few hours after a CGM insertion. Of course the novelty wears off because the temperature doesn't fluctuate abnormally in the evenings for us to be aware or take precautions in a hurry.
This past week we have had some incredibly high temperatures and the app has been able to notify us several times of an increase that we were then able to move our insulin into a fridge. Had we not had these in place we'd have lost his basal and bolus cartridges to the spoils of Summer.
Here's our unboxing in pics:
In a couple weeks we will share some more about this nifty little gadget. Aside from proving itself useful in this heat, we were thrilled to see that it can store temperature data for up to 7 days in the absence of the app. How cool?
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