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Glucagen hypokit

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by SarahlouiseEllis, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. SarahlouiseEllis

    SarahlouiseEllis Type 1 · Member

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    Hello, I'm off to Thailand for a month tomorrow and I'm wondering if I should bring the glucagen hypokit?
    I have 2 frio bags which hold all of my novirapid and toujeo.
    I've never needed the glucagen hypokit and I know it must be kept in a fridge, which I won't be near one.
    Any suggestions?
    Thank you! ✌
     
  2. catapillar

    catapillar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @SarahlouiseEllis the glucagon hypostop kits are fine out of the fridge (up to 25 degrees) for 18 months, so long as they are within the shelf life it says on the packet.
     
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  3. SarahlouiseEllis

    SarahlouiseEllis Type 1 · Member

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    Thank you!!
     
  4. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    I just take Dextrose tablets.
     
  5. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    If you're traveling alone I wouldn't bother, because there's no-one to give it to you. If traveling with someone else I would probably take it, just to be sure when going someplace far from medical help. I never needed mine, but I take it with me when I go sailing, as help takes longer to reach you somewhere on the water. I keep it in the fridge at home, and in my bag when sailing.
     
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