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What to do with my flexpen when I'm travelling???

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by Dzialo, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. Dzialo

    Dzialo · Well-Known Member

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    I'm leaving this Thursday to Belgium and have no idea what to with my unused flexpen because it has to be stored in cold temperature and I don't have a way how to keep it cold??? Does anyone have experience with this??
     
  2. mrburden

    mrburden Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I fly to the USA most years and I find that a frozen ice pack (like you get in a sandwich box) wrapped in a flannel and put into a plastic bag or small box next to the pen will keep the pen cold, without freezing the insulin. It will last a good many hours if you pack it in with some clothing or something similar. You just have to be sure that the pen does not come into contact with the ice pack, as that may damage the insulin.
    If you'd rather have something that is made for the purpose, then Frio make an insulin cold travel wallet that is very good:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Frio-Insulin-Wallet-Large-Blue/dp/B001LNWELI
     
  3. mo1905

    mo1905 Type 1 · BANNED

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    Frio bags are great and reasonably priced. They can also be used over and over again.
     
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