So I going on a backpacking holiday in a months time, traveling from Perth, Australia to Lima, Peru, then around places in South America for about 2 months or so.
Several problems however relating to me being an insulin dependent Type 1 Diabetic however. For reference, I use Apidra Solostar and Lantus Solostar disposable pens.
First off, travel time from Perth to Lima will be around 40+ hours. I'm planning to pack all my insulin I need for the trip into a FRIO style bag when on the move, then refrigerate the unopened insulin again on arrival at each hostel I will be staying at. During my trip, I will be moving from hostel to hostel, which will mean that sometimes, my insulin will be exposed to temperatures above normal refrigeration levels. My question is -** will the constant moving from place to place reduce the effectiveness of my insulin?**
Documents relating to my insulin say that it can be kept unrefrigerated at temperatures below 25 degrees celsius for up to 28 days, but do not detail whether this is constantly unrefrigerated or whether once you take it out, it can only last 28 days before it starts to lose effectiveness. If I'm moving the insulin in a out of a fridge every few days/week, will this lengthen the 28 day period?
Sorry for the long post, but I'd love to hear some experiences from others on this.