Insulin And Refrigeration.
Hi, I read through the newest 5 pages and found nothing related to this so I decided to post about it (sorry if it has been discussed before) I use Humalog (vial, 10ml) and always keep it cold and safe inside my refrigerator . I know it can be left at room temperature for one month without being spoiled, but I prefer to keep it refrigerated due to a belief I have (and here comes the question) that the effect of the insulin dwindles away (a little bit) when kept at room temperature. So I would like to ask people who use non-refrigerated vials or pens with cartridges who have noticed difference on its effect when the container is new from when it's almost empty (for example, needing 4 units for a pack of Doritos when it's new, but 5 or 6 units for the same pack when the vial or cartridge is almost empty). PS: I know what the manufacturers say, but I want to know what happens in reality EDIT: One more thing. My 10ml vial always lasts 1.5 or 2 months, and that's another reason why I keep it refrigerated, because I've heard about people who throw away their insulin container (vial or cartridge) after 1 month (expiration date) no matter it still has insulin in it. I use it until I drain Continue reading >>