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How To Make A Refrigerator And Survive Diabetes In A Disaster

So many of my readers with diabetes worry how they can ever survive a long-term disaster, especially if they require insulin to live. As they know, there’s no substitute for it, and insulin doesn’t store forever. With a good expiration date, though, insulin can keep a good year or two. The key is proper storage. To last more than a month, it must be refrigerated. Fortunately, this is possible even without electricity. 5 Options for Insulin Storage During Disasters Get a generator. Just have lots of gas and oil to keep it running. – Get a refrigerator that runs on propane. Just have plenty of propane. – Get a solar-powered refrigerator, such as one of SunDanzer’s. But get ready for sticker shock. A tiny one costs $699. (For the only one that’s battery-free, you’ll still need to have your own solar panel.) – This one’s so cool :) but you have to live in an area where the humidity doesn’t get to seventy-five percent or it doesn’t work. It’s called a zeer pot, or a pot-in-pot. All you need are a couple of different-sized clay pots, sand, a cloth to cover it, and water. The water doesn’t even have to be drinkable. At the bottom of this post is a video I found o Continue reading >>

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  1. shishupal

    I am diabetics patient of type-1 at the age of 28 years.I am taking the huminsulin30/70 two times at morning-38 and evening-28 regularly since 3-years.But nowdays since January-13 my job is here and there , and always in roaming condition that's why taking the insulin without any fridge . this is correct way of taking insulin without keeping in fridge.

  2. decentsmart

    Hello, if you have pen type then no problem to keep insulin in the box itself.
    No need to keep in fridge. Its handy for travel too.

    You can get pen type , refill, needles from pharmacy.

  3. CPJha

    I was also worried about this issue before going to a place without fridge and power for 15 days. My doctor told me that most of Insulin cartridges ( pen) , in use , can be safely kept outside fridge and at room temperature not above 30 degree celcius for about a month. And I did exactly that all through my travel and field visit . But in summer , when temperature may hower around 40 to 50 degree celcius one may use insulin cooling wallet which uses simple water and costs about Rs 1600. Most of insulin are imported from countries where temeprature is generally below 30 degree celcius. Unfortunately , insulin making MNCs have not addressed temp issue in India properly.

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