The effect of insulin decreases if you do not store it in the right conditions. Do you often worry about the temperature of your insulin? We list a number of things and tell you the best way to store your insulin. Read on soon!
STORE INSULIN UNPRECEDENTED
To ensure the optimal functioning of insulin, you must store it in the right conditions. It depends on whether the insulin has already been taken into use or not. Unused insulin should be kept cool. Preferably between two and eight degrees Celsius. Then it can be kept until the expiration date. In this case, the refrigerator is a suitable place to store your insulin, for example in the vegetable drawer. Keep in mind that you do not place the insulin too close to the freezer compartment or against the back wall. Once insulin is frozen, it loses its effect.
Remove the insulin from the refrigerator at least an hour before use. After all, injecting insulin is more painful when it is cold. The injection then feels uncomfortable. In addition, cold insulin is absorbed less quickly by the body.
STORING IMPOSED INSULIN
Once the insulin has arrived, you should store the insulin at room temperature. Too many changes in temperature are harmful to the action of insulin. Therefore, do not put it back in the refrigerator after use. Please note that insulin that has been used has a limited shelf life; up to four weeks.
STORE INSULIN ON TRAVEL OD IN THE CAR
When you travel, you may not have access to a refrigerator. A long car trip on a hot summer day can also be disastrous for the temperature of your insulin. In these cases, a cooler bag a good solution for your insulin. Cooler bags make life with diabetes a bit more pleasant. They are ideal for storing your insulin and insulin pen. A cooler bag keeps the insulin at a constant and safe temperature for up to 45 hours. This way, as a diabetic, you can go about your business without worrying about the temperature of your insulin. Even on hot summer days!
STORE YOUR INSULIN IN A COOL BAG
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