Keeping my insulins out of the fridge, than, this happens!

Johnben or JB.
By Johnben or JB. Latest Reply 2011-04-07 22:09:13 -0500
Started 2011-04-05 20:10:49 -0500

I had my insulins always in the fridge before I changed to keeping them out when in use. I thought that the action of the insulin was better keeping it out the fridge. Then I discovered that towards the end of the month when I always take new insulins the insulin I kept out was not performing properly, giving me many sudden highs. When I changed to the new bottles there was a notable difference in the readings coming down. This is a bit of a problem now. I can change a little earlier, maybe when I notice the higher readings, it is time to change the insulins.
Do any of you have the same experience? Or is this a JB special?

JB. (The sun is shining out there!)

3 replies

Armourer 2011-04-07 22:09:13 -0500 Report

I take Lantus and Humalog too, in the pens. I store them in the frig until I need to use one, then I keep it out. But I go through a pen in a few days so this is not a problem for me. Pharmacy sent me some vials and said keep it in the frig, but when opened it can stay out for 28 days.

mama dunf
mama dunf 2011-04-06 20:18:56 -0500 Report

I use Humalog in my pump. The box says to keep in refrig until opened. I keep my opened vitals in the refrig during the summer when I worry about the heat getting to it. But during the winter I keep in with my other pump supplies. So far I haven't had any problems with that. I keep my insulin in a cool container when I go places during the summer months.

realsis77 2011-04-06 10:35:03 -0500 Report

Hi I keep both my insulins OUT of the fridge , lantus and Humulin and I've NEVER had a problem! Toward the end of the month I change them out! It works great!

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