How to Keep Insulin Cold
Everyday insulin dependent diabetes patients (i.e. type 1 diabetes) know the struggles of having to constantly worry about keeping insulin at constant safe temperatures. If insulin or other medications get to be at unsafe temperatures their medication may go bad and become unusable. This could eventually lead to a life or death situation.
Constantly worrying about keeping your insulin & other medications cold during the hot summer months, while traveling or even during a natural disaster can be a nightmare thought for many people. If a refrigerator is not easily accessible to keep insulin and other medications at a safe temperature, your best option is to get a FRIO insulin cooler wallet. This cooling wallet does not require any refrigeration, is activated by water, will stay activated by constant air contact, reusable and available in many different sizes & colors.
The American Diabetes Association has listed a few tips for safe insulin storage on their website.
– Do not store your insulin in extreme heat or extreme cold.
– Never store insulin in the freezer, direct sunlight, or in the glove compartment of an automobile.
– Check the expiration date before using, and don’t use any insulin beyond its expiration date.
– Examine the bottle closely to make sure the insulin looks normal before you draw the insulin into the syringe.