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Keep in or out of fridge

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by angehud1977, Jul 19, 2020.

  1. angehud1977

    angehud1977 Type 1 · Member

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    I have trouble in morning leaving 20mins between injection and when I eat. Can I leave my insulin in the bedroom over night?
     
  2. Peter03

    Peter03 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's a long time now since I used insulin pens but I always kept the pen I was using out of the fridge, I believe it is safe to keep it out of the fridge for up to one month, even after that it is ok but it is not so strong
     
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  3. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thats what I do, it does not need to be keep in the fridge when you are using it - well unless you're in 30+ degrees temperature in which case you do need to keep it at below 30
    Most insulins should be fine outside a fridge for upto 30 days (which the exception of Fiasp which many think only lasts for about 2 weeks).
    When at work many wouldn't be able to keep it is a fridge anyway (or feel safe keeping it in a work fridge)
     
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    TypeZero. · Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the climate in your area. Below 25-30 degrees Celsius it should be fine outside the fridge but anything above that I would personally refrigerate.

    It is generally not advised to inject cold insulin as it apparently is more painful but I haven’t experienced anything of the sort.

    Around 99% of the time I keep my insulin and all diabetes equipment at room temperature and I only refrigerate my insulin if it is unopened or if it is opened and I’m in a hot country
     
  5. Struma

    Struma Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I believe you've received very good advice from the above posts.

    However, in my experience, I cannot tell the difference whether the insulin is from the fridge or at room temperature.

    Guess I insensitive, or maybe just too fat!

    Edit: spelling
     
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