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Storing Insulin Home And Away From Home

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by nikobasi, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. nikobasi

    nikobasi Type 1 · Member

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    Hello, I went out for hours and I took the insulin with me(lantus+novorapid) stored in my bag. At home, I store opened insulins in the refrigerator. Will this change in temperature decrease insulin quality? Also is it possible the decreased quality of insulin due to temperature change can increase insulin action causing hypos or it can only cause hyperglycemia?
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Opened insulin’s do not need to be stored in the fridge. In higher temperatures I always have mine in a Frio pouch. The UK weather at the moment has required an almost consistent pouch use. In normal weather they are just thrown in my bag.
     
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