I just can't bring myself to leave my insulin out of the fridge for a whole month. Since starting on the pods, I'll leave my insulin out the night before a pod change, then put it back in the fridge. Am I doing more damage to the insulin by warming it up and cooling it off 10 times a month? Opinions?
"Be brave!" - that's funny!
I think my hesitation is from growing up with my Type 1 mother. Did the older insulins have to be kept cold at all times? I remember her throwing out a bottle if she accidentally left one out over night, then being totally disgusted with herself. My last pod change I used insulin that I had left in my purse for a couple days - all is well.
I'm not sure about the older insulins, like pork. My guess is that the insulins available today have better stabilized formulations that counteract degradation. I'm no protein chemist, but it's just a guess.
Once I open a new bottle I will leave it out on my dresser except for the hot summer months when it stays in the fridge
in the hospital, where I work, we date the vial and leave it out on the counter for 28 days, no problem .