Bad Insulin?

By diabetesfree Latest Reply 2016-03-23 22:04:35 -0500
Started 2011-09-07 03:55:44 -0500

I just came home from a short trip that lasted a few days. During that time, I carried my insulin in a small container that I kept cold with an ice pack. I'm not really sure how well it worked though. Since I returned home, my blood glucose levels have been higher than they should be. Is there any way to tell if the insulin I am using has "gone bad"?

5 replies

kdroberts 2011-09-07 08:07:57 -0500 Report

Other than the look, no. what type of insulin was it? Unless it is unopened, most only need t be kept between just above freezing and 80 degrees so the majority of the time you wouldn't need to worry.

it could be you getting sick or having a little travel hangover.

alanbossman 2011-09-07 07:53:11 -0500 Report

Rapid-acting and short-acting along with long-acting Lantus and Levamir should be clear and okay to use. Other insulin's should have a cloudy appearance and should be free of clumps.

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