How Blood Sugar And Insulin Work

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About Fast-acting Mealtime Insulin

What is mealtime insulin? Mealtime insulins are fast-acting insulins that are taken immediately before or after meals. As you eat, your blood sugar naturally goes up, or “spikes.” Humalog® (a fast-acting insulin) works to manage those blood sugar spikes and may help keep your sugar levels in balance. Humalog should be taken within 15 minutes before eating or right after eating a meal. People who take Humalog will usually continue to take longer-acting insulin to help manage blood sugar levels at night and between meals. Taking mealtime insulin in addition to longer-acting insulin may help to control blood sugar levels throughout the day. Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is the most common side effect of Humalog that may be severe and cause unconsciousness (passing out), seizures, and death. Test your blood sugar levels as your doctor instructs. Talk to your doctor about low blood sugar symptoms and treatment. The orange area shows how blood sugar levels typically rise after meals. The pattern of insulin action may vary in different individuals or within the same individual. Comparing types of insulin Take a look at our overview below to find out about the different types of insu Continue reading >>

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  1. Lovemyboys

    We got a three months supply of insulin and accidentally left it in the car for 2 days. Here's the temperatures: High 32 low 23, high 42 low 14. When we remembered the insulin (I was reading a post on here about insulin being left out and then I suddenly remembered we hadn't brought it in) the bottles were really cold, but not frozen and it looked perfectly fine.
    The insulin was in the car, in the boxes, in the cvs bag between the consol and the seat. Does anyone know how cold it would have gotten in the car? Could it freeze and then thaw in those temperatures? I googled to find the exact freezing point of insulin and all I found was a company who was trying to get a patent to freeze insulin quickly as to not degrade it (with liquid nitrogen) and they had the actual freezing point as 10-15 degrees F. I have no idea what insulin they were using for their experiments.
    So, does anyone know the exact freezing point? Would the insulin look different now if it had froze and then thawed? Is it even possible to freeze and then thaw again at those temperatures?

  2. Amy C.

    I would assume the insulin froze and would ask for new bottles. (especially at the low of 14 -- it was below freezing for quite a while.)
    You can try using it, but if you get wacky numbers you know it was frozen.

  3. MamaBear

    Bottles of insulin will usually look like this after they have frozen and thawed.
    Either way whether it was hot or freezing cold, I would not use insulin that had been left in the car that long.

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