I hope this is the right place to ask about this.
My boyfriend and i are planning our first roadtrip to the southwest this summer. We've been doing some reading and have a preliminary plan for 13 days between Los Angeles - San Francisco - Yosemite - Death Valley - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Bryce Canyon.
the thing i'm a bit worried about is i'm a diabetic and need to keep my insulin cool (0°C - 10°C). to be clear: i have type 1 diabetes and i'm perfectly healthy otherwise and in good shape; the only thing worrying me is keeping the insulin cool in the high summer temperatures.
On previous vacations we have always rented an apartment for some time or stayed at a hotel where it was easy to keep the insulin in the refrigerator. I do have some type of ice packs that you put in the freezer and then they can be used to keep insulin cold for several hours to one day. It works well, but I have never used them in such high temperatures.
Do some of you have experience with this or just some suggestions on how to handle this?
I think on arrival we can maybe buy a cooler that we can plug in to the cigarette lighter of the car. We could use that while we’re driving but I suppose I couldn’t leave the insulin in the car while we are visiting something cause it would heat up pretty quickly.
Thanks for any advice,