It's really surprising to me that a lot of diabetic patients don't know that their insulin is a protein base medication and when insulin exceed its storage temperature requirements, bacteria can start to develop in the medication which potentially can cause the insulin to become ineffective or damage. If your insulin is damage at a time when you really need it, consequently this could become a serious or dire situation.
A man that I met at a diabetic support group that my mother attends, lost one of his arm and toe as a result of his insulin going bad. Both occasions, he was on vacation and the weather was hot. He was carrying around his insulin and other diabetic supplies in a black fanny pack. As a result of these horrible experience, he now doesn't leave home without his medicine cooling bag.
I recently bought my mother a medicine cooling bag, actually I bought two from this company (Medactiv USA). I highly recommend that if you are using insulin to get some type of medicine cooling bag. There are several on the market. Below is a short list of great medicine cooling bags that you can choose from. If your insulin is keeping you healthy, why not protect and safeguard it?
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