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Storing Insulin In This Weather

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by O_DP_T1, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. O_DP_T1

    O_DP_T1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Quick question I know unopened insulin is kept in the fridge door area etc etc.

    But where are people storing their daily insulin in this heat to prevent it from going bad?

    Currently mine is stored in dark cupboard but the room temp is still around 29c at about 8-9pm, on the tube journey into work I've stared using the Frio cooler cases. Are people putting their daily insulin in the fridge overnight? or in a cooler pack or just leaving it out as usual?
     
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  2. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My pen in use I leave out. I have had no problems so far. No noticeable raises in BG's. I
     
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  3. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My in use basal stays in my fridge and my bolus goes in a Frio wallet and if it wasn't in there it'd be in the fridge too.
     
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  4. Deleted Account

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    Mine is "stored" in my pump.
    I have no choice to put that in a fridge.

    But have no problem with insulin "going off"
     
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  5. O_DP_T1

    O_DP_T1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    SOOOO are we saying in this weather it wou't go off just leaving out and about.
     
  6. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Obviously don't leave it somewhere where it's in direct sunlight or liable to get hot (car, windows sill etc), a cool cupboard/drawer (which is where mine is kept) should be fine.
     
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  7. Deleted Account

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    Unless I left my insulin in direct sunlight, I would not be concerned.
    If you want to be cautious, you can use Frio pouches and I have taken these on holiday.

    All insulin should come with a piece of paper which includes details such as "operating conditions"
     
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  8. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Definitely keep out of direct sunlight and do not leave it in the car. In work mine is under the desk and at home my bolus and basal are on my table my the side of the settee out of direct sunlight
     
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  9. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Dang-it! flash of inspiration, collectively we've come up with the cause and cure for T1 - we just need to fix/replace the mini fridge located in our pancreas :wideyed::eek::hilarious:
     
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  10. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My Lantus used to sting like crazy if stored in the fridge also the NovoSluggish used to. BUT Fiasp and Tresiba dont sting at all even straight out of the fridge. I just keep them out now thru force of habit
     
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  11. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I never thought about the sting as I assumed it was just the injection :banghead: but yes fair point :facepalm: but I've always tried to keep it in the fridge, the Frio wallet's been in a draw for 2 years and only came out after I got the Libre :)
     
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  12. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Like this :p?
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    OMG!!!! is that an early pump???? :dead::dead:
     
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  14. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Aye, around 1963 :)

    It would be hard to swim with it :p
     
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  15. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It would be hard to walk with that strapped to your back!! I think I may have said no if my dietitian had offered me that pump lol
     
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  16. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    34 degrees Celcius over here today, so no cool cupboards around. Usually my Tresiba lives next to my bed, but it's moved to the fridge now. Pretty annoying because I forget and have to get out of bed and go downstairs right when I close my book and want to go to sleep. I like to keep my short acting on me at all times, so very happy I ordered a frio bag last week.
     
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  17. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank god for technological advances!
     
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  18. Sweetheart66

    Sweetheart66 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think there is a frio pouch for the pump but it would make it more bulky
     
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    Yes, I have seen it.
    As I find my pump "too big" without a pouch, I choose to keep it in the shade under my clothes and did not experience a problem in 37 degree heat.
     
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  20. Sweetheart66

    Sweetheart66 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have the Medtronic 640g and find mine a bit too bulky. I remove it and put it behind me if sitting in the sun.
     
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