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Bad insulin

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Chloelox, May 20, 2022.

  1. Chloelox

    Chloelox Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    Doing my lunchtime bolus and noticed white flecks floating in my insulin, now I know this means don’t use it but the damage was already done as I noticed when removing the needle.

    i don’t know how many days it had been like this and have been using it fine. BG’s have been a tiny bit higher but I put it down to the heat.

    please someone put my mind at ease that this isn’t going to kill me.
  2. Zhnyaka

    Zhnyaka Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Of course it isn't going to kill you. The insulin you've been injecting just doesn't work as well. I had the same situation, and the only secondary effect was hyperglycemia
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  3. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Hi @Chloelox Always go by what your meter is telling you - you will know if insulin has gone off because your levels are running high, always a good idea to chuck insulin that has particles floating in it or has gone cloudy in the bin, it won’t kill you tho.
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