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The Insulin Crowd: Frio Review

The Insulin Crowd: Frio Review

I guess I need to start out with a disclaimer: I am in no way being compensated for this product review, no one has asked me to review this product, and I have not been contacted by the company at all in any way about my review of this product. I just think this product is really great and wanted to let other people know about! Let me introduce you to my newest favorite diabetes product. This, my friends, is a Frio. So, it's not the greatest picture, but you get the idea. The Frio is a reusable cooler to keep your insulin cool when you can't keep it in the refrigerator. Basically, it's two fabric envelopes. The one on the left is what actually keeps your insulin cool. You soak that envelope in cool water for a specified amount of time, and these crystal things which are sewn into the lining of it turn into a gel that expands, and that gel is cool and cools your insulin. The envelope actually ends up looking like one of those puffy Marty-McFly-from-Back-to-the-Future-vests once the crystals all expand. Your insulin goes inside the puffy envelop, and that goes inside envelope on the right which, according to the Frio Website somehow increases the "efficiency" of the cooling envelope. The outer envelope also works to keep the rest of your stuff dry, since the inside envelope is a little damp at first, but quickly dries off to the touch. So, that's how it works, in VERY layman's terms. Frios come in a variety of sizes and colors. The one pictured above is the largest size, the "Extra Large Wallet," which is approximately 8.5" by 6.5". I have used my Frio in several different situations when I bought it a year ago, and I have been VERY impressed with it so far. I've used it on a vacation to D.C. when there was norefrigeratorin our hotel room to store my insulin in. I've use Continue reading >>

Frio Insulin Travel Wallet

Frio Insulin Travel Wallet

The FRO Insulin X-large Travel Wallet is the most simple and convenient medication cooling system for travel. FRO cooling wallets offer Insulin Dependent Diabetes mellitus (IDD) sufferers the ultimate stylish accessory for the safe & convenient storage or transport of insulin. Frio Wallets are designed to keep Insulin and other medications constantly cool and safe at temperatures of up to 38C for at least 45 hours with no refrigeration or ice needed. It's an effective yet low-cost solution to the problem of keeping Insulin and other medication at a safe temperature without the need for refrigeration. Tested by the British Medical Devices Evaluation Unit and recommended by hospitals and clinics throughout the UK. Essential for daily use when away from home for any length of time or for travellers and holidaymakers. *The EXTRA LARGE Wallet is most suitable for carrying insulin and pens for long stay trips or expeditions *8 x Insulin Injector disposable pens OR *2 standard sized insulin injection pens plus 10 x 3 ml cartridges OR *5 x EpiPens (Adrenaline: for emergency treatment of anaphylactic reactions) OR *1 x Glucagon kit plus 2 standard sized insulin injection pens plus 2x 3 ml cartridges *5 standard sized insulin injection pens either pre-filled disposable or refillable OR *1 standard sized insulin injection pen plus 10 x 3 ml cartridges OR *1 standard sized insulin pen plus 15 x 1.5 ml cartridges OR *2 standard sized insulin injection pens plus 6 x 3 ml cartridges OR *3 xEpiPens (Adrenaline: for emergency treatment of anaphylactic reactions) Continue reading >>

How To Activate Your Fro

How To Activate Your Fro

To activate your Fro, simply soak in cool tap water for 8-15 minutes(depending on size). While your Fro is soaking, move the crystals inthe wallet to distribute evenly. The crystals contained in the panels of thewallet expand into a gel form which remains cool for several days. Oncesufficiently activated, remove from water and roll in a towel to removethe excess water. Remove from towel and your Fro is now dry to thetouch. It is advisable to let your activated Fro air dry on a surface fora minimum of 30 minutes (longer if possible). Your medication can beplaced into your Fro wallet while it is air-drying. After this very importantair drying step, the wallet can be placed into the Cambrelle cover. Once activated by water, it is not water, but rather air drying the water held in the crystals that create the evaporative cooling process thereby keeping your Frio cool. Fro products need to breathe and must have continual air circulation.. While activated, Fro productsmust not be placed into air tight containers, plastic bags, backpacks,luggage, etc. External mesh pockets are the ideal way to carry your activated Fro and will maximize the cooling temperature. When younotice your Fro product is drying out, it can be reactivated in water.Please remember that as long as the crystals are even slightly moist, there-soaking time will be greatly reduced to 2-3 minutes. The crystals willcontinue to expand and absorb water. Towel and air drying times remainthe same. Used properly, you can reactivate your Fro hundreds of times! In over15 years of usage and over 3 million units in use, we have NEVER HADA SINGLE CASE WHERE OUR Fros have failed in their ability to keepinsulin cool and safe when the correct procedures have been followed. As Frio products use only water and air, they just Continue reading >>

Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet - Duo Size

Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet - Duo Size

One insulin pen, plus 2 x 3ml cartridges -OR- A simple and convenient medication cooling system developed in Europe and now available in the U.S. and Canada! FRIO is committed to providing a highly effective yet low-cost solution to the problem of keeping insulin at a safe temperature without the need for refrigeration. FRIO wallets keep insulin safe for up to 45 hours - even in constant environmental temperatures of 100 degrees Fahrenheit! Keep one at home and make FRIO cooling packs part of your travel kit today - no more bulky, inconvenient ice packs or thermos flasks required ever again! You'll wonder what you ever did without one. The evaporation process creates a cooling effect inside the Frio wallet, and the crystals ensure that this process is long lasting. When in continuous use subsequent immersion periods MUST BE reduced to 3-4 minutes as the crystals will keep expanding and absorbing water. Whilst activated, the wallet MUST be able to breathe and must not be placed in a plastic bag or air tight container. To activate your Frio Wallet, it is simply immersed in cold water for 5-15 minutes (depending upon the size.) Crystals contained in the panels of the Wallet then expand into a gel-like substance, and remains in this form for several days. Once activated, the Frio wallet should be removed from the water and towel dried. It should then be left for a minimum of 10 minutes (longer if possible) so that all the excess moisture held in the fabric is also absorbed. Now you can place it into The Cover. The Frio Wallet will now be dry to the touch and can be placed in a handbag or pocket without the adjacent items getting damp. Although activated by water, a feature of the product is that after towel-drying, the FRIO wallet is dry to the touch. The Cambrelle pouc Continue reading >>

How It Works

How It Works

The FRIO® Insulin Cooling Case is a reusable evaporative cooler whose cooling properties do not come from an icepack - or anything that needs refrigeration. Its cooling properties come from the evaporation of water. When activated, it keeps its low temperature for a minimum of two days, even in temperatures of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. With the FRIO®, the person dependent on medication that must remain cool is not dependent on ice packs in any way or at any time.. For a FRIO® to be activated, simply soak it in water for 5-10 minutes. It retains its cooling properties for a minimum of two full days. After that, re-soak your FRIO® in water and it is good for another two days - and so on, and so on... HOW DO FRIO®s WORK? They are so easy to use! To activate the FRIO® wallet, immerse it in cold water for 5-15 minutes. Crystals contained in the panels of the wallet then expand into a gel, which remains cool for up to several days — relying on the process of evaporation for cooling. Just towel dry the outside and it's ready to go! To use it again, put the FRIO® back in water — it can be reactivated over and over again. FRIO® wallets keep insulin safe for a minimum of 45 hours (more than five times longer than an ice pack) — even in constant environmental temperatures of 100 degrees Fahrenheit! The insulating qualities of the FRIO® also help protect against the cold of winter. Don't just take our word for it — read our customer testimonials page! Keep one at home and make FRIO® cooling packs part of your travel kit or emergency supply kit today — no more bulky, inconvenient ice packs or thermos flasks required ever again! You'll wonder what you ever did without one. Although activated by water, a feature of the product is that after towel-drying, the FRIO® w Continue reading >>

Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet Mini

Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet Mini

Product was successfully added to your shopping cart. The FRIO Insulin Cooling Wallet Mini is a medication cooling system that uses water to stay cold. Designed to carry one syringe in the case, as well as one 10ml vial or eye drop bottle (not included), the FRIO Mini is great for use while traveling. To activate, simply submerge the wallet into cold water for 5-15 minutes; the crystals inside the panels of the wallet expand into a gel that is able to stay cold for several days. For added convenience, this reusable, lightweight and compact wallet fits into a small pocket. Purchase the FRIO Insulin Cooling Wallet Mini today from ActiveForever! FRIO Insulin Cooling Wallet Mini Features: Does not include any vials, pens or cartridges FRIO Insulin Cooling Wallet Mini Specifications: Colors: Black, Blue, Burgundy, Green and Red Return Policy: Due to hygiene purposes, this item is non-returnable. Please refer to ActiveForever's return policy for more detailed information. Related Searches:diabetics, diabetes, medication cooler, diabetic supplies, insulin wallet, insulin holder I have a whole collection of FRIO cooling wallets review by on 3/11/2014 I have a whole collection of FRIO cooling wallets. I first discovered them about ten years ago, planning a long trip to China - an-off-the-beaten-track trip, where most of the time I'd be in transit with no refrigeration and hotels with in-room fridges unlikely. The FRIO wallets worked brilliantly. Recently, I got kicked off my insulin pen by my insurance (go U.S. health insurance companies - not!) and had to take up carrying around a vial of humalog. First week, I was using one of my old, big FRIOs. A bit bulky, so I went looking and voila! Found there's a FRIO mini. Works great, room for a vial and several syringes, nice and com Continue reading >>

Frio Cooling Bags Or Something Better???

Frio Cooling Bags Or Something Better???

We are leaving for the Memorial holiday to go camping (tent) and I was wanting something to keep my insulin cool. I was looking at the Frio bags and was wondering if you all have any experience with this bag? Is there something better? I use pens and regular insulin vials. The weather here in Missouri, around then will probably be in the high 80's to low 90's. Would it be best to skip the bag and keep the insulin in our cooler? Any advice will be appreicated. Been camping many times, but never as a diabetic. D.D. Family Getting much harder to control Will the cooler stay cool that whole time, if so then it should work as long as the ice packs are not directly on the insulin. Being in Mo I never had an issue but we travel from 200 to 700 miles away. If it does not get like super hot in the car or its not in the sun it should be good. Will the cooler stay cool that whole time, if so then it should work as long as the ice packs are not directly on the insulin. Being in Mo I never had an issue but we travel from 200 to 700 miles away. If it does not get like super hot in the car or its not in the sun it should be good. Yes, cooler will be cool the whole time. Our food will be in it, so we will have to keep it cool. I have air in the car so while we are traveling there the air will be on, so it should be good in the car. We are only going about 30 miles from home, so it is not a long drive. D.D. Family Getting much harder to control Yes, cooler will be cool the whole time. Our food will be in it, so we will have to keep it cool. I have air in the car so while we are traveling there the air will be on, so it should be good in the car. We are only going about 30 miles from home, so it is not a long drive. We go to Branson often and I have never had an issue with it going bad, Continue reading >>

Frio Duo Insulin Cooling Case 025715669991

Frio Duo Insulin Cooling Case 025715669991

#15 Best Selling product in Monitoring & Testing Frio Duo Insulin Cooling Case 025715669991 Get it by Friday, Apr 6 from Englishtown, New Jersey Sold by alverchi2005 ( 31843 )99.6% Positive feedback Frio Duo Insulin Cooling Case. Holds 2 insulin pens or 2 insulin vials (pens and vials not included). Current slide {CURRENT_SLIDE} of {TOTAL_SLIDES}- Compare similar products Frio Duo Insulin Cooling Case 025715669991 Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. by vespinili Apr 06, 2017Verified purchase: Yes I bought for my daughter who is taking a long road trip with s...chool. I like the ease of recharging the cooling capacity. Would have been 5 stars if it cooled closer to refrigerator levels, but this is a cool product. by dabaldwins Sep 22, 2016Verified purchase: Yes If your expecting this to be COLD forget it. It does manage t...o keep cool though. Don't get me wrong, it does work as advertised. Seems like they should put more crystals in as well. Great idea, if it were a little cooler for meds I would be thrilled! Buy one it's still good to have. by bisket2503 Feb 27, 2018Verified purchase: Yes Great way to carry your insulin when on a trip by oward001 Dec 19, 2017Verified purchase: Yes This is my second DUO. The first one wore out afte...r many years of service. By keeping my insulin pen in temperature range it has saved my insulin. by als-ant Jan 04, 2018Verified purchase: Yes Continue reading >>

Do Those Frio Packs Really Work?

Do Those Frio Packs Really Work?

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. I just started Byetta so I need a small carrying case that will keep it cold for trips. I've seen those Frio packs...they claim to keep things cool just by adding water...no refrigeration needed. Do those really work? How long do they last? I just started Byetta so I need a small carrying case that will keep it cold for trips. I've seen those Frio packs...they claim to keep things cool just by adding water...no refrigeration needed. Do those really work? How long do they last? They work by evaporation. They're not going to keep your insulin at refrigerator temperatures but they do keep it cool. I always tend to overactivate mine (so it puffs up a lot) and it's lasted a week before I had to soak it again. Yeah I'd echo that. They're pretty good in the heat, and from soaking for 15 mins I get nearly a week's use out of one. I'll definitely be taking mine travelling! It "works" on the same principle of dipping your fingertip in a bottle of rubbing alcohol -- the cooling sensation your fingertip experiences is caused by the removal of heat energy from evaporation. Since alcohol would obviously evaporate too quickly and would probably set off some alarm bells, water is used in the FRIO. Thus, water doesn't cool as quickly as FRIO, but it works, mostly in dry climates. If you're going to be in a humid environment, like a rain forest or for long periods in a steamy sauna or shower, then it's no good. (That was a bit of a joke). You can make these for a lot less, if you have some sewing skills. I'm surprised they got a patent for the pouch, because I've seen what they do in sweatbands (not ones they Continue reading >>

Frio Review Insulin Cooling Case For Diabetics

Frio Review Insulin Cooling Case For Diabetics

Sep 24, 2011 Posted by Trisha in Type 1 Products FRIO Review Insulin Cooling Case for Diabetics Available from Amazon , FRIO Insulin Cooling Cases are a convenient way to keep insulin cool. We own the Large and the Duo above. Ive been reading a number of diabetic blogs recently and many people are wondering how to handle natural disasters, such as the tornadoes and hurricanes that have been hammering the country the past couple months. While we arent typically affected by them here in the Burgh, we do own an item that would be especially useful in times like those; it is called the FRIO ( available here ). The FRIO is an insulin cooling case that requires no refrigeration or ice packs, which is perfect for power outages. All that you do is put the cooling bag in water for a few minutes and pat it dry a little bit. This activates the beads inside, turning them to gel which stays cool through evaporation and lasts for more than a day (ours have lasted several). They are reusable and so far, durable. They say it works in weather up to 100 degrees and will keep the temperature of the insulin between 64 79 degrees Fahrenheit. When Kevin was still using pens, he was able to put them in a FRIO and put it in his pocket. This was particularly handy when we went to Orlando last year and wandered around Disney World (with all those very tempting goodies). It was very hot but the FRIO kept his insulin nice and cool to the touch. Since he has switched to the pump, we rely on the FRIO more for traveling purposes. It helps to keep his insulin at a moderate temperature on road trips and when there is no refrigerator in the hotel room (or if it is malfunctioning since we dont want it to accidentally freeze the insulin, leaving us in a bad position). This handy item comes in a variety o Continue reading >>

Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet Review

Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet Review

Home / Diabetic Travel , Products , Reviews , Uncategorized /Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet Review All diabetics know its important to keep insulin as cool as possible. Last year whilst I was traveling I didnt use anything to keep my many vials of insulin cold other than common sense. I tried not to leave my vials in a hot bus, next to a campfire or take them in and out of the refrigerator varying the temperature. After nine months I didnt have any problems with my insulin at all, even when traveling from extreme heat to Calgary snow. Before heading to South America this year I decided to look into Frio Insulin Cooling Wallets that I had read about on diabetic forums like Reality Check. Overall, users of the wallets seemed to think they were really good for short periods of time whilst traveling. As my travel plans were pretty open ended and I hadnt used anything at all the previous year, I decided to buy one and hope that it lived up to its reputation. Now that Ive been using the Extra Large Frio Cooling Wallet for the past 5 months Im going to be honest and say its okay, but definitely not as great as Id hoped. The first thing that went against the wallet was the price. Whilst you can buy Frio Insulin Cooling Wallets online for approximately USD$30 or less, I decided to buy mine at the last minute and didnt have time to wait for postage from Amazon to Australia. So I ended up buying from my local Diabetes Australia outlet. However the price was an expensive AUD$65 per wallet and whilst it would have been great to have purchased two for storing all the insulin vials I packed, my budget could not stretch to AUD$130 for two protective cases thats three days of living somewhere else in the world. Frio Cooling Wallets come in two parts, an outer case and the inner cooling wa Continue reading >>

The Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet Keeps Your Insulin Cool Without Ice Packs!

The Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet Keeps Your Insulin Cool Without Ice Packs!

Why you might need it Traveling in the summer or winter can present challenges for maintaining medications such as insulin or EpiPens. Leaving your medication unprotected from heat in a car on a sunny day or getting lost while hiking could prove to be a disaster. Power outages that occur when outside temperatures are hot or cold can also present a challenge to maintain the viability of medications. Even worse, an extended power outage for days, weeks, or longer could occur if caused by an natural disaster or unexpected Doomsday scenario. The Frio is a cooling case that could be very beneficial in any of these situations. Just ask former Amazing Race winner Nat Strand, a Type 1 diabetic, that used a Frio on her journey around the world. Click here to read her story: Nat Strand's Amazing Race. Even if you are perfectly healthy, if you are stocking a medical kit as a prepper or survivalist, having a Frio could be helpful for others in your network who have medications and medical conditions such as diabetes, but they are unprepared. It can be a challenge keeping insulin vials or pens and other medications such as EpiPens at the correct temperature so that they are viable when needed. Extreme heat or cold will destroy the potency of these and some other medications. The Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet provides a highly effective yet low cost solution to the problem of keeping insulin at safe temperatures without the need for refrigeration. Frio cooling cases can also be used for other medications that can be stored at room temperature such as glaucoma eye drops, growth hormone, anaphylactic shock therapies, etc. Users of medication other than insulin are advised to check with their doctor or pharmacist or the manufacturer’s information leaflet for the specific medications con Continue reading >>

Frio Instructions

Frio Instructions

1. Immerse the inner pouch, containing crystals, in cold water. 2. Soak for the relevant time for the size wallet you have purchased as follows: - Mini/Individual/Duo/Pump: 5-8 minutes Note: These times are estimates - We suggest that you remove your FRIOfrom the water when the gel tubes are approximately 3/4 full. Next, follow steps 3 and 4. Step 5 states to place your medication in the wallet. At his point (with the medication inside), the gel tubes should be firm - not rigid. If, after step 4, theFRIO needs additional soaking because it is too soft, re-place it in the water for about one minute. Repeat steps 3 and 4 as necessary. Never force your medication or pump into the wallet. If you need to force the medication or pump in, you have over-soaked the wallet. If this occurs, follow the directions for drying out the wallet. When the crystals evaporate sufficiently, you will be able to fit your medication or pump inside. 3. Gently spread the crystals evenly through the pouch. The gel formed should fill the panels but should not expand to the point where the panels become rigid. The activated pouch should remain pliable. 4. Gently towel the pouch dry.The panels will continue to expand slightly after removing from the water. 5. Place medication in the activated pouch and then place the activated pouch in outer Cambrelle cover. The FRIO inner pouch should be re-immersed in water when the quantity of gel reduces and gel starts to return to its crystal form, i.e. crystals can be felt in the panels. When in continuous use, succeeding immersion periods will be shorter, i.e. 3-4 minutes,as the crystals are always in gel form. It is extremely important that the correct amount of water is absorbed during immersion because over-soaking causes the wallet to become too swollen t Continue reading >>

Frio Insulin Cooling Case - Posts | Facebook

Frio Insulin Cooling Case - Posts | Facebook

We've been busy here at home helping out with the Sonoma/Santa Rosa Firestorm relief efforts. We're working with the American Red Cross helping them secure much needed supplies. There have been so many homes, businesses, properties, landmarks lost. There has been too much loss of life and there are also those still missing - not yet accounted for. Everyone in the Bay Area has friends, relatives, communities, churches, synagogues, colleagues, schools that have been affe...cted....and, it's still not over. There is also a lot of positive to be found: EVERYWHERE you go, people from all over the Bay Area are pulling together, working together to help out. Kids with lemonade stands, clothing drives, car washes that spring up to raise funds to help those displaced. Volunteers pull together to drive needed supplies up to the shelters. Neighbor helping neighbor, community helping community in whatever way possible. We are SOOOO proud of our Bay Area community for coming together to help our neighbors in need!!!!! Here's an article that gives you a sense of what is going on here. Continue reading >>

Keeping Insulin Cool

Keeping Insulin Cool

Tweet Firstly, check if you do need to keep your insulin cool. While it’s best to be prepared, insulin can handle short trips when not refrigerated. It’s the exposure to extremes of heat that can deactivate it. Keep insulin in hand luggage if you are taking a plane - if it goes in the cargo hold with the luggage it might freeze which will deactivate it. Cool on long journeys It’s fine in the cabin where it does not need to be refrigerated. If you are going on a long, hot car journey or to a very hot country then you might want to look at ways to keep the insulin protected. Methods to protect your insulin Below is a selection of bags, wallets, fridges and travel friendly accessories that will allow you to keep your insulin cool on the move. In some kitchen shops there are clever lunch boxes with little freezer packs, often used to keep salads cool and fresh and these too would work for keeping insulin safe and cool and you can choose from different sizes as to what would work best for you. Medicool: PenPlus range Medicool has a range of bags that include insulation such as the PenPlus case which can protect valuable supplies. Useful for men, women, children, seniors, and medical personnel it can be attached to a belt, placed inside a purse or briefcase, or carried by its detachable hand strap. It can be used for either insulin pens or those who use insulin vials and injections keeping them cool for hours using a refreezable gel pack. This case can hold up to four vials of insulin or two insulin pens keeping them safely cool for up to 12 hours. Medicool carry case review Frio Wallets and Carry Cases Another brand that focuses on keeping insulin cool is Frio which has a series of simple and convenient cooling wallets. Light and very compact Light and compact, they ar Continue reading >>

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