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Keeping Insulin Cool (win A Cool Pack Of Your Own!)

Keeping Insulin Cool (win A Cool Pack Of Your Own!)

Today, we're talking cool packs, with a chance to win one of your own! Be sure to read through to the Giveaway at the end of this post. Growing up in the mild climate of Oregon, I was raised to despise excessive heat. But you know what hates heat more than me? Insulin. Insulin is a fragile substance that does not do well in extreme hot or cold temperatures, and it's never more evident than in the sweltering heat of the summer months. Whether you're lounging at the beach, trekking through European towns, or just running errands, there's never a better time to think about the life of your insulin. Insulin + Heat: What Happens? The nitty-gritty of insulin science: it's a big protein that has the potential of breaking down into smaller proteins when exposed to heat. That basically leads to ineffectiveness (see high blood sugars!). Industry expert Charles Fraser, Senior Director of Medical Information Services at Sanofi, explained in a phone interview that the breakdown of insulin varies depending on the temperature to which the insulin was exposed and for how long, and we need to be particularly cautious about exposing insulin to temperatures over 86 degrees for any length of time. How long and how hot is risky? "If you went directly home from the pharmacy, within that short period of time the stability is not going to be impacted," Fraser said. "If you put the insulin in your car on a hot day and then went shopping, and the car was 135 degrees inside, and the insulin was in there for two hours? It is conceivable that insulin is already breaking down." But how can you tell if your insulin is going bad? You know, short of the sudden skyrocketing BGs? You might notice that your otherwise clear insulin is starting to look a little cloudy. Fraser says sometimes you can even see 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 >>

Diabetes Nz Auckland Branch | Frio Cooling Wallet-large

Diabetes Nz Auckland Branch | Frio Cooling Wallet-large

- Keeps in-use insulin and temperature sensitive medication cool and safe Suitable for carrying the following combinations of pens, vials and cartridges as follows: - 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 x EpiPens (Adrenaline: for emergency treatment of anaphylactic reactions). Inner wallet dimensions: 19.5 cm (H) x 13 cm (W); 7.5 (H) x 5.25 (W) Outer cover dimensions: 1.0-1.5 cm (0.25-0.75) taller and wider than the inner wallet dimensions Continue reading >>

Frio Australia - Extensive Stock Of Official Frio Insulin Cooling Wallets

Frio Australia - Extensive Stock Of Official Frio Insulin Cooling Wallets

The FRO is an evaporative cooling pouchthatkeeps insulin and other temperature sensitive medications cool within safe temperatures of 18-26C (64.4-78.8F) for 45 hours minimum, even in a constant environmental temperature of 37.8C (100F). The most simple and convenient medication cooling system available, aFRO offers people with diabetes and other medication users the ultimate accessory for the keepingtheir insulin or medication cool and safe. In-use Insulinis safe in a FROfor up 28 days. To activate theFRO wallet immerse it in cold water for as little as 5 minutes. Crystals contained in the panels of the pouchabsorb water and expand into a gel which remains cool for an incredible 45 hours usingevaporation for cooling. Then just towel dry and its ready to go! A FRO keeps in-use insulin within safe temperatures of 18-26C (64.4-78.8F) for a minimum of 45 hours, even in a constant environmental temperature of 37.8C (100F). It lasts up to 5 times longer than an ice pack dont just take our word for it read our customer comments page! Designed to suit all types and makes of insulin pumps, insulin pens, vials and standard refill cartridges. Not sure which FRO you need? Just go to our Contact Us page to make your enquiry and a member of our Customer Support team at FRIO Australia will be pleased to answer your questions. YourFRO can also be used for other medications that can be stored at room temperature such as glaucoma eye drops, Growth Hormones, anaphylactic shock therapies etc. We advise users of medication other than insulin to check with their doctor,pharmacist or the manufacturers information leaflet for the medications safe storage requirements. UK-based FRO makes the widest range of medicine cooling products in the world there is always a FRO for you. Continue reading >>

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Official Registrations: FDA; CE Mark (Class 1 Medical Device) The FRO wallet is classified as a medical device. It is FDA registered establishment registration number 3008447608 The wallet carries the CE Mark (Class 1 Medical Device) and this mark is shown on the product label. What temperature does the FRIO maintain? The FRIO maintains the required temperature range room temperature for in-use insulin. Please note that it is not a fridge alternative. Many in-use medications can be stored or transported at room temperature check your manufacturers information leaflet for your specific medication or, for further assistance, call (925) 937-5288. How long is In-use Insulin safe in a FRIO? 28 days (one month) this is the life of most* in-use insulin. *Check your manufacturers information leaflet for your specific medication, noting that Novo Nordisk states 6 weeks for some brands but it is essential that you check the leaflet. The FRIO travel wallet is an evaporative cooling unit, purposely designed to keep in-use insulin cool within safe temperatures of 18-26C (64.4-78.8F) for 45 hours minimum, even in a constant environmental temperature of 37.8C (100F). The wallet can be re-activated/topped-up to provide continuous safe storage conditions for subsequent periods of 45 hours minimum for up to 28 days (one month). Note: 28 days (one month) is the life of in-use insulin. The wallet is re-useable. Note: insulin must be at the manufacturers recommended temperature before being placed in the FRIO wallet. Please check the manufacturers information leaflet for your specific medication. What do I need to do to ensure that my FRIO is working? The FRIO is an evaporative cooler. In order for it to perform properly, it needs to evaporate: 1. Activate the inner pouch in water. You wil Continue reading >>

Frio Duo Insulin Cooling Case

Frio Duo Insulin Cooling Case

1. Submerge cooling pack in water.2. Cooling pack will puff up - Remove from water.3. Insert pens/vials into cooling pack & place in case.Complete instructions enclosed. Unlike a traditional medication cooling case, Frio is a reusable, evaporative cooler that is activated by immersion in water. It keeps its cool temperature for up to 45 hours. Reactivate anywhere water is available. Ice packs / refrigeration are not needed. Light and compact for travel - TSA friendly! In tests, Frio has been proven to retain its contents at around 78.8 degrees F (26 degrees C) for up to 45 hours in a constant outside temperature of 100 degrees F (38 degrees C). Check with the medication manufacturer regarding proper storage temperature of your medication, and how to check the quality/condition of the medication prior to use.Inspect the product before use and discard if damaged. Keep away from small children and pets. Product is not child resistant.lnsulin intended for storage past 28 days should be refrigerated. Continue reading >>

Insulin Cool: Health & Beauty | Ebay

Insulin Cool: Health & Beauty | Ebay

1 x Insulin Bag Ice bag is not included . Easy to open and close zipper for any age to use effortlessly, hook & loop design both on the liner and bag make this bag easily organized. 1 x Insulin BagIce bag is not included. Easy to open and close zipper for any age to use effortlessly, hook & loop design both on the liner and bag make this bag easily organized. 1 x Insulin Bag Ice bag is not included . Easy to open and close zipper for any age to use effortlessly, hook & loop design both on the liner and bag make this bag easily organized. The Elite Isothermal Cool Bag is ideal for storing and transporting diabetic supplies and insulin. Elite Insulin Cooler Bag - Choose Colour. We are not open on Weekends. Ample space for your diabetic supplies such as PDA sugar solution, glucose, insulin pens, pen needles, insulin syringes. This ONEGenug insulin bag not only has good insulation effect but also can be e... Our goal is to make sure that you can find exactly what you are looking for and make it easy for you to place your orders. This insulin bag is made from oxford fabric which is durable and waterproof. For diabetes, it is of small and portable design, you can carry it anywhere. What are you waiting for?. Get it and ease you... Continue reading >>

Handy Emergency Supply List From Our Friends At Frio Insulin Cooling Packs

Handy Emergency Supply List From Our Friends At Frio Insulin Cooling Packs

Handy Emergency Supply List from our Friends at FRIO Insulin Cooling Packs Feel free to add your ideas and strategies in being prepared! And if anyone is in need of a FRIO as the weather is getting warmer, Dan and Lisa (you may remember her from her great Live Interview with us!) from FRIO have made a really kind offer that benefits DHF. How cool is that! "In order for your members to receive a 10% discount on their FRIO purchases and, at the same time, have us donate 10% of proceeds to DHF, they should input the coupon code DHF upon checkout at www.FRIOCase.com " . Ive never been clear on whether emergency kits (which is an earthquake kit in my case) are supposed to be portable or not. If so, that is a LOT of water to carry, since my only means of transportation is on foot if I needed to evacuate. (However, I do have a few days worth of water in my apartment, as Ive experienced several multi-day power outages and it was only be sheer luck that my water didnt go out, too.) I would also have written prescription on hand. I dont, and know I should. I wonder what would happen if my house burned down and all I was left with was the insulin in my pump. Hopefully I wouldnt have a problem getting a new prescription, but you never know. I keep my D-bag close by at all times, for convenience, but I know I could grab it if something happened. In this, I keep my open vial of Humalog, a couple syringes, low treats, my meter, and if I had prescriptions, those too (I also keep tampons in there, cause you know, that would suck in an emergency!) Also, knowing the route out a head of time is super important! I live within 10 miles (maybe a little more, Im kind of on the border) of a nuclear power plant. I know what roads Im going to take if anything were to happen. On a lighter note, t Continue reading >>

Frio Insulin Cooler Giveaway With Dwed Membership!

Frio Insulin Cooler Giveaway With Dwed Membership!

FRIO INSULIN COOLER GIVEAWAY WITH DWED MEMBERSHIP! Frio are a company that produce insulin coolers that are recommended by hospitals and diabetic clinics worldwide. They offer a wide range of choices in shape and design to suit individual needs and preferences, from large coloured wraps and wallets to smaller pouches. They take away the need for refrigeration or ice packs when carrying insulin pens and vials for pump technology on route. They are ideal for journeys on hot summer days, in the car or packed in luggage cases, but are also recommended for daily use if required such as student halls or stays in hostel accommodation. Diabetes should never hold us back! I tried out one of the small duo Frios which are able to hold either two pens or two vials of insulin. The larger wallets have room for 5 pens of 10 vials so have plenty of space for all the medication supplies you need. I use an insulin pump so a smaller pouch was ideal for me to be able to carry one spare pen and a vial of Novorapid in my bag, just for those sometimes unavoidable emergencies where you need extra insulin to hand. The Frio I chose has a decorative daisy design which suited me well, too, and its these individual touches that make the entire range appealing. The Frio definitely does what it promises, and my insulin was kept completely cool. The science behind it basically involves a reusable evaporative cooler insert which activates with water. For July DWED have 4 free Frios to giveaway which were kindly donated by the company themselves. Two are plain kip wallets in pink and bright green, and another is of a similar large size but is monochrome and wrapped with a pretty polka dotted bow. The fourth is a smaller one like mine but has a black and white skull and crossbow design. Please see the p Continue reading >>

How To Keep Insulin Cold While Traveling

How To Keep Insulin Cold While Traveling

I'm often asked, how do you keep your insulin cool in the heat? Or how do you keep your insulin alive in the cold? My answer to that is always FRIO bags. I have taken my type one diabetes to the depths of cold, where I thought my insulin wouldn’t last the night, to the Atacama desert were I didn’t think it would last an hour. Knowing how to keep insulin cold while traveling is essential, and I can honestly say that if I didn’t have my Frio bags to regulate the temperature, I would have little, if not no insulin left. I have spoken before about why I think Frio is perfect and essential for diabetics, but I wanted to update on how it has actually saved my ass (insulin) on this trip so far. First up, Patagonia (How do you keep insulin cold without a fridge?) It is COLD at the bottom of the world- Ushuaia, and travelling in Patagonia hasn’t always left me with access to fridges to keep my insulin cooler- especially when camping outside or day tripping it to the Perito Moreno Glacier! It has been my Frio bags that have kept my insulin at fridge temperature so it hasn’t died. I hiked up my first glacier in Ushuaia, and it was absolutely freezing, I actually thought the Frio bags wouldn’t be able to handle this kind of cold, so was prepared to hold a insulin funeral- however, she never failed me! Atacama desert (How do you keep insulin cold without electricity, and in the heat?) This was the first time I had ever been to a desert! I am not actually a massive fan of heat, not just because it can increase my hypos which are just plain annoying, but I am so pale I burn like a tomato and never ever tan- and I like to wear makeup...in the heat..I cannot. Anyway, despite this, being in the desert was going to be an interesting challenge for my insulin. I thankfully did h Continue reading >>

Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet

Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet

I thought i'd open a new thread in regards to the frio cooling wallet. Last summer I went to Tenerife on holiday. I had only been told I had diabetes a few weeks before travelling but this did not hold me back. I consulted my GP and she advised me to buy a Frio wallet to keep my insulin cool until I got to the fridge in the hotel. To my utter disbelief there was neither fridge nor fridge available in the hotel to store my insulin. Luckily I bought the Frio only intending its use for the transfer to the hotel, but it kept my insulin cool for the whole of my holiday. I can personally say that the Frio wallet is a vital piece of kit for a diabetic and every insulin dependent diabetic should carry one. I wasnt aware that insulin degrades above 30C until I spoke to my GP. I ordered my Frio from www.friouk.com . By the way they have a new website which also has a new forum, so if anyone has any questions or topics regarding the Frio then visit their website. Two words to describe a Frio Life Saver. Does anybody have any experiences with the Frio? Hi sam1 and welcome to the forum. I have never used the frio but have heard good things about. Glad it worked out so well for you. It is always nice to find something that actually works to keep your meds cool. Back in the old days you had little freezer packs that melted quickly and you were rushing to get them back in the freezer. I just gave up using them. Again, welcome to the forum and hope to hear more from you. i go camping for 3 weeks every July and temperatures are 30 to 35C while i'm out in a tent trailer.......... the frio has kept my insulin very healthy while i'm on vacation! no more worries about keeping the insulin within range temp wise :-) I have a frio wallet and use it every time i go on holiday.I think that they Continue reading >>

Frio Insulin Cooling Wallets

Frio Insulin Cooling Wallets

FRIO Wallet keeps Insulin Safe Even in Hot Climates! Insulin must be at the manufacturer's recommended temperature when placed in the FRIO wallet. FRIO wallets were developed to keep insulin within acceptable temperature limits,without refrigeration, for several days before they need to be re-activated. Each pack consists of two parts: FRIO inner pouch made of poly cotton with panels containing crystals which are nontoxic and non-flammable and a Cambrelle outer cover Immerse the inner pouch, containing crystals, in cold water. Insulin cooling wallets will need to be soaked in cool water for 15-20 minutes to initially activate. When in continuous use, succeeding immersion periods will be shorter as the crystals are always in gel form, i.e. 4-5 minutes. It is extremely important to watch the time your FRIO is soaking, as it is possible to over activate your FRIO. Should this occur, the wallet must be allowed to dry naturally until it returns to a usable size. Gently spread 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. Gently towel pouch dry. Air dry 20 minutes (longer if time permits!) to allow gel formed to absorb moisture from the fabric. (The panels will continue to expand slightly after removing from the water). Place medication in activated FRIO and then place in the outer Cambrelle cover. The FRIO inner pouch should be re-immersed in water when the quantity of gel reduces and starts to return to its crystal form. Never Freeze your Frio Wallet! NOTICE : DO NOT CARRY OR STORE IN AN AIRTIGHT OR WATERPROOF CONTAINER (PURSE) WHEN ACTIVATED. FRIO PRODUCTS NEED TO BREATHE Frios are Water Activated, Reusable, and keep insulin cool for up t Continue reading >>

Frio Wallet | Insulin Cooler Case | Frio Coolers | Insulin Pouch

Frio Wallet | Insulin Cooler Case | Frio Coolers | Insulin Pouch

The FRIO wallet keep in-use insulin within safe temperatures of 18-26C (64.4-78.8F) for a minimum of 45 hours, even in a constant environmental temperature of 37.8C (100F). Lasts up to 5 times longer than an ice pack. Available in 6 colours. The FRO Insulin Cooler Wallet is so easy to use anyone could do it. All you have to do is submerge it n cold water for as little as 5 minutes allowing the wallet to absorb the water, keeping your Insulin cool for up to 45 hours. No, once you have allowed the wallet to absorb the cold water all you have to do is dry it using apaper towel and off you go. The inner wallet in made of poly cotton, the crystals are made of polymer. The outer wallet is a non woven polyester. TheFrio Wallet is available in three sizes Duo Wallet, Grande Wallet and Large Wallet. 2 Standard sized insulin injector pens or; 1 Standard sized insulin injector pen plus 2x3ml cartridges or; 1 Standard insulin filled injector pen plus 31.5ml cartridges. Dimensions 18cm (H) x 13cm (W); 7.5(H) x 2.75 (W) Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohns Disease Medication Inner wallet dimensions: 10 cm (H) x 26.5 cm (W); 4 (H) x 10.5 (W) Outer cover dimensions: 1.0-1.5 cm (0.25-0.75) taller and wider then the inner wallet dimensions stated. 5 Standard sized insulin injector pens or; 1 Standard sized insulin injector pen plus 10 x 3ml cartridges or; 1 Standard sized insulin injector pen plus 15 x 1.5ml cartridges or; 2 Standard sized insulin injector pens plus 6 x 3ml cartridges. Dimensions 19.5cm (H) x 13cm (W) 7.5 (H) x 5.25 (W) Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohns Disease Medication Note: We recommend that a waterproof liner is used with metal pens or with any electronic timing device or any accessory with electronic components to protect it from moisture. Continue reading >>

Frio Cooling Case For Traveling With Medication

Frio Cooling Case For Traveling With Medication

FRIO cooling case for traveling with medication - Traveling With Disabilities Forum FRIO cooling case for traveling with medication I am trying to buy one but there is no mention of size. I need a bag to take some medication Capsuls in a glass bottle and I wonder what size should I buy. I need to refrigirate the meds for 24-36 hours and I understand this bag would do the job. 1.Re: FRIO cooling case for traveling with medication Hi Betina, You might look at these web sites. This one offers some photos of the Frio "Wallet Size" case. I think you can get an idea of the size because there are other objects in the photo to establish size. .amazon.com/FRIO-Insulin-Cooling-Wallet-Large/dp/B0002262DA The following site has the actual dimensions of each size of the Frio wallter, so it should permit you to order the size that works best for you. www.readycareco.com/splashpage_frio.htm I do not need to keep any current medication cool, but most of the reviews of this product seem to reflect a high level of satisfaction. Some people claim it works up to three and four days. 2.Re: FRIO cooling case for traveling with medication Thank you Busy-retired. I did look into those links and decided to go for it as one says. I ordered the larger case I hope its not too small nor too big. Three to four days keeping my stuff cool would be excellent for my purposes. 3.Re: FRIO cooling case for traveling with medication This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one. To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Continue reading >>

Maxiaids | Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet For Diabetics- Individual

Maxiaids | Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet For Diabetics- Individual

Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet for Diabetics- Individual Frio Insulin Cooling Wallet for Diabetics- Individual Availability: Usually ships within 1 to 2 business days Great for travel, power outages and every day The FRO Insulin Cooling Wallet offers Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM) sufferers the ultimate stylish accessory for the safe, convenient storage and transport of insulin. It provides a highly effective, low-cost means of keeping insulin at a safe temperature without the need for refrigeration. Simply immerse it in cold water and the enclosed crystals transform into a gel that keeps the insulin cool. Then slip the inner pouch into the outer protective sleeve. The FRO is reusable (making it a very green product), durable and long lasting. It's perfect for travel, for power outages and for everyday use. Great in HOT weather or in the freezing cold FRIOs have been used in temperatures in excess of 120 F with complete success and tests prove that they retain their contents at around 25C (77-79F) for a minimum of 45 hours per immersion period in a constant environmental temperature of 38C (100F). In addition, they have considerable insulation properties, preventing insulin from freezing at cold temperatures. FDA Approved. Measures 7-1/2 Long x 3 Wide. Color: Black. IT'S REALLY EFFECTIVE FRO wallets keep insulin safe for a minimum of 45 hours (lasts up to 5 times longer than an ice pack) - even in constant environmental temperatures of 100 degrees Fahrenheit Keep one at home and make FRO 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. SO EASY TO USEThe principle is simple. To activate the wallet, immerse it in cold wate Continue reading >>

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