Michael McClure
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Hot Insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by DFresh Sep 14. 12 Replies

I got an Express Scripts shipment from UPS at my door a few minutes ago. I replenished both my Lantus as well as my Apidra two nights ago, and here they are. But, it's 100ºF here this afternoon…Continue

Injecting Bad Insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by SS Jun 27, 2012. 5 Replies

Have you ever done this? I have... (more on that in a sec -- see my long story below)I got to thinking on this because I saw this post come up today:Do you really throw out lantus or humalog after 28…Continue

Tags: injections, injecting, insulin, bad

New Artificial Pancreas...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Aeon Jun 19, 2012. 2 Replies

Interesting news...…Continue

"See Food and Shoot!"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Feb 15, 2012. 1 Reply

That was the phrase my endo told me to remember about the difference between shooting Novo-/Huma-log and shooting Regular. Back in the day when I used R/NPH, were I high before a meal, I'd get out in…Continue


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Michael McClure replied to Kent Logy's discussion 'Leadville 100 in 2015' in the group Cycling Diabetics
"First off, pure insanity, Kent. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. [wave] Watch out for the skittish Powerline descent and, on your way back, the brutal ascent of same!... That should be fun. Here's one BAD ASS MO FO descending it, not…"
Oct 2
DFresh replied to Michael McClure's discussion 'Hot Insulin'
"So a while ago I took a two week move from New York to California along with about a 4 vial supply I had stocked up - lantus and humalog. We had no air conditioning in the car. I had a tiny insulpak with space for an ice pack and a thermometer to…"
Sep 14
Laddie replied to Michael McClure's discussion 'Hot Insulin'
"I live in Minnesota and it can be very stressful when supplies are going to be delivered in freezing temps in the winter or hot temps in the summer. I am lucky that I get my insulin from a local pharmacy. However, my sensors and test strips come…"
Sep 13
Brian (bsc) replied to Michael McClure's discussion 'Hot Insulin'
"The prescribing information on Apidra is very clear. It can be stored in the fridge til expiration, once exposed to higher temperatures but below 77 deg F then the insulin should be good for up to 28 days. Once exposed to even higher temperatures…"
Sep 13
Hummingbird replied to Michael McClure's discussion 'Hot Insulin'
"I also use express scrips! I have had issues with my insulin being delivered to the wrong home and not getting it till two days later then another time it being melted down. Both times I insisted they give me new supplies because there was no way of…"
Sep 13
Michael replied to Michael McClure's discussion 'Hot Insulin'
"Good morning Michael. I would be very careful about using your shipment. Freezing kills it totally, overheating degrades to some extent. If you use it keep close check on your bg numbers and don't be surprised if your IC ratio changes. Apidra…"
Sep 13
Mike Ratrie replied to Michael McClure's discussion 'Hot Insulin'
"I would strongly consider two steps: 1 - Call the Sanofi toll-free Apidra number 1-800-633-1610, ask them about the studies. Can they provide you the info in writing. 2 - Call ExpressScripts and ask them to provide you the literature in…"
Sep 13
Diabetic Dad replied to Michael McClure's discussion 'Hot Insulin'
"As an insulin dependent diabetic for 23 years, pumper for 17, I've found insulin in a pump degrades, and I believe it would be true for insulin in general. I feel that medical doctors and pharmacists want us to believe otherwise, but I think…"
Sep 13
Michael McClure replied to Michael McClure's discussion 'Hot Insulin'
"Unless he was outright lying to me, he said that Apidra has been tested at 102ºF for 28 days without failure, and that anything shy of that has been deemed safe to use by the manufacturer. This is apparently information coming directly from the…"
Sep 12
Terry replied to Michael McClure's discussion 'Hot Insulin'
"I found this prescribing information about Apidra insulin as published by the manufacturer, Sanofi, I woud not want to use Apidra insulin that has been exposed to temps higher than 98.6 degrees F. for any length of time. Why should you accept this…"
Sep 12
Sam replied to Michael McClure's discussion 'Hot Insulin'
"I can certainly understand your concerns... And I would share them... But when I take a step back and think about it--- isn't that how the insulin also gets from the manufacturer to the distributor to a local pharmacy? Through shipping?-- such…"
Sep 12
KCsHubby (Dave) replied to Michael McClure's discussion 'Hot Insulin'
"Good luck with your insulin. I hate mail order prescriptions. Especially insulin. I had an issue several years ago where I came home from work and had a second notice of attempt to deliver my insulin. Never got the first notice. Bottom line is my…"
Sep 12
Michael McClure posted a discussion

Hot Insulin

I got an Express Scripts shipment from UPS at my door a few minutes ago. I replenished both my Lantus as well as my Apidra two nights ago, and here they are. But, it's 100ºF here this afternoon (maybe a bit higher), and the 'pillow package' they came in was hot to the touch. I opened it up and the two Koolit packs were warm and had slid to the bottom of the package, with only one side of one of the packages of Apidra cooled by them. The other packages were warm, and the surface of the Lantus…See More
Sep 12
Michael McClure commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Ha haahhaha... yes. 7 of 9. I was mixing up my Star Trek with my Jimi Hendrix. Sorry. 0_o"
Sep 11
Michael McClure commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Oh, c'mon HPN!! That's not what the Borg looked like!! :( Here's 6 of 9, best Borg of all... http://img2-2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2012/06/11/ROBOTS-VOYAGER_458.jpg"
Sep 11
Michael McClure replied to Aussie's discussion 'Blacking out' in the group Dexcom Users
Aug 29

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At 10:00pm on February 26, 2014, Ethan said…

Sounds good!!! I'll let you know if I'm in your area. we can maybe grab some coffee together. Without a bike how do you fill in?

At 5:37pm on February 23, 2014, Ethan said…

Hey there, I'm with you on the Dexcom! I was stoked to find this site... great way to connect and stay in touch with the clan of solid feedback on what is new today. I have had type 1 for about 34 years. And one thing I'm realizing after long observation is most of us have great attitudes and know how to persevere well and succeed. I look forward to staying in touch and connecting with more quality people. I surf, and am thinking about getting into biking ... an old friend is now addicted and is saying I got to step in. so maybe I'll see your out there... Ethan (CA)

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At 1:31pm on February 27, 2012, Kent Logy said…

No podium it is a very competitive race lots of Pro's.
We had a couple of tire issues as well.
Just did the Urban Assault race it was a blast and beer at the finish.
Next Sunday Tour de cure.

At 7:17am on February 23, 2012, Kent Logy said…

24 hours went very well.
Great weather course was fast.
Did 4 laps 66 miles. Got low on my 3rd lap not bad but slowed me down.
Ate a Pb and J 2 hours before the 3rd lap gave 2 units but it did not get into my system till I started peddling.
Great race lots of weirdness.
Signing up for the 25 whiskey.

At 8:45am on February 14, 2012, Rinku said…
At 4:26am on January 28, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Michael, I guess we no longer have that category in Forum for Introductions. you could add a discussion in this forum


we love to hear about our new members

At 11:49am on January 26, 2012, Marie B said…

yeah, 1PM Pacific time. sorry. the video portion with the speaker from Joslin will be available for later viewing, but not the chat.

At 6:23am on January 26, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Michael, welcome to the community! I invite you to join us tomorrow afternoon for a live video chat, details here:


we'd love to see some of your photos!

At 1:41am on January 26, 2012, 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.




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