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Type 1 Keeping Insulin cool

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by unietis, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. unietis

    unietis Type 1 · Member

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    As the summer is coming soon and I live in a very hot climate where temperature can get up to +40C, i have my doubts on how to keep my insulin pen (that has been taken out of the fridge ) in the recommended room temperature - max up to +26 - +28C. I was thinking on getting the Frio insulin cooling pack, but i'm not sure if those are meant to be used to transport the insulin that i have in my fridge or to carry the insulin that i have already taken out of the fridge. I'm a bit confused.. What are your thoughts? and what would be your suggestions for the best ways how not to overheat insulin pens. Thanks!
  2. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    the fridge is always going to be best but the frio is excellent for carrying around with you wherever you go to hold your current pen
  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    You can use them for both.. It's designed to stop your insulin from spoiling/going off/ruining with the excess heat...

    These Frio packs work well. I used one "in anger" a couple of months ago when I went to Crete. The day after we got there, the southern part had an unseasonble heatwave.. (Though not as hot as 40. Lol)
    There was a fridge in the room, but venturing out & about with a pen was going to be a problem..
    the Frio works (& I was impressed, it does work.) for about 48 hours. Though I would suggest if you throw it in a bag? Placing it in a separate secure pocket with a zip that can be left slightly open at the top.? The reason is the wallet needs to breath for the moisture to evaporate. (Which is how it cools. Like a crude AC unit?) As long as the instructions are followed with the "soaking". I found no issue with the cooling pack getting the bag wet or damp... Especially if it's a hot anyway..

    I hope this helps..!
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