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Proper storage for insulin pens on hot days?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Jun 30, 2013. 7 Replies

It's hot. I live in an un-air conditioned house. Downstairs thermostat reading 81 today, read 83 yesterday, although I have no idea if it is accurate. Last month I had to toss two half-used Lantus…Continue

How Low Can You Go?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bethany Jun 20, 2013. 22 Replies

Since having been diagnosed with T1D at age 44 six months ago, I have had a mortal fear of passing out, both in public and/or when I am alone. I am in honeymoon and generally on low doses of insulin…Continue

 

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red1studio replied to Rajesh Khanna's discussion 'paleo diet'
"Hi Rajesh My story: I was diagnosed with T1D a year and a half ago, landed in the hospital with a a1c of 15.6. Got on insulin and a good endo and thought I had things pretty well managed for a while but the past six months I saw my insulin doses…"
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Brian (bsc) replied to red1studio's discussion 'Proper storage for insulin pens on hot days?'
"I've used frios in temperatures over 100 deg F. They work by evaporation and are both effective and durable. The only situation where the frio starts to fail is out in the direct sun and in areas where the relative humidity approaches 100%.…"
Jun 30, 2013
meee replied to red1studio's discussion 'Proper storage for insulin pens on hot days?'
"I use frios too. I always keep my pens in them, even in the winter. They seem to help- I haven't thrown any insulin out since using them. I sometimes put my pens in the fridge when I'm rejuvenating the frio and I keep the symlin in the…"
Jun 29, 2013
red1studio replied to kaitype1's discussion 'Anyone go Low Carb in Honeymoon?'
"Like many others who have commented here, I was diagnosed with Type 1 as an adult (5 months ago at age 44) and quickly adopted a low-carb diet as a means to limit the amount of insulin I needed to take daily and to try to prolong my honeymoon. It…"
Jun 29, 2013
Sam replied to red1studio's discussion 'Proper storage for insulin pens on hot days?'
"Exactly.. They work by evaporation, so in 100% relative humidity (which is not uncommon many places) there Is zero evaporation so they do absolutely nothing, whereas in an environment with minimal relative humidity they are quite effective"
Jun 24, 2013
Gerri replied to red1studio's discussion 'Proper storage for insulin pens on hot days?'
"You can keep opened pens in the fridge. Don't put on a door shelf because they get shaken up. I've used Frios in blistering heat traveling in Greece, Turkey & Italy. Frios work by evaporation. Can't say the temp, but vials feel…"
Jun 24, 2013
Sam replied to red1studio's discussion 'Proper storage for insulin pens on hot days?'
"The claim frio makes that t will keep insulin below 75 is pretty dubious. In situations of normal relative humidity I really only think one could expect it to keep its contents a few degrees cooler than ambient temperature. I've studied…"
Jun 24, 2013
red1studio replied to red1studio's discussion 'Proper storage for insulin pens on hot days?'
"Oo, good to know. Had never heard of Frios. Thanks very much!"
Jun 24, 2013
Trudy replied to red1studio's discussion 'Proper storage for insulin pens on hot days?'
"The fridge might very well work, although apparently one is not advised to put on opened pen into one. I was recently advised to use Frios (you can get a good deal here on TuD for purchasing them). I went on a trailer camping trip where the…"
Jun 24, 2013
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Proper storage for insulin pens on hot days?

It's hot. I live in an un-air conditioned house. Downstairs thermostat reading 81 today, read 83 yesterday, although I have no idea if it is accurate. Last month I had to toss two half-used Lantus and Novolog pens during a particularly hot stretch because the insulin seemed to have become unstable. Any suggestions for storage? Just keep it in the refrigerator along with the unopened insulin?See More
Jun 24, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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January 30, 2013
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At 9:19pm on July 13, 2013, Manny Hernandez said…

Thanks!! Actually I am turning 41 tomorrow. :)

At 3:18pm on February 18, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Red1Studio!

At 9:36am on February 15, 2013, Melitta said…

Hi Red1Studio: I am glad you found my blogs useful! Thanks for the kind words; maybe it will motivate me to write another one! You are so newly diagnosed, the shock must be terrible. TuDiabetes is a great place to get support and to vent amongst people who really get it.

At 3:43pm on February 13, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 3:20pm on February 13, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Jill...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"Young Adults with Diabetes".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 11:28am on February 13, 2013, Marie B said…

We are so glad you found us too. I've had it 45 years and I can tell you this place changed my life. so many amazing people here, and our leader Manny is a real life hero, one of the most incredible persons I've ever met. Here's a nice blog from another member diagnosed as an adult, Melitta
http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/blogs/melitta-s-top-ten-tips-for-the-newly-diagnosed-person-with-adult

lots of good tips.

At 8:06am on February 13, 2013, Marie B said…

hello Jill, welcome to the community. I see you just got the diagnosis. It must be overwhelming, (it's been 45 years since mine). I hope you can join us Friday for this event
http://www.tudiabetes.org/events/live-interview-with-dr-william-polonsky

Please let me know if you have any questions.

At 5:13am on February 13, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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