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Diabetes affects 422 million
people and is one of the leading causes of death in the world. With a timely
diagnosis and proper management, diabetics can manage their condition, thanks
in particular to insulin. However, this treatment requires special attention.
Here are some clarifications.
The effectiveness of treatments is closely linked to the way in which they are stored. This is especially the case for insulin which must be stored within a specific temperature range, between +2 and +8°C.
From release at the pharmacy to your return home, here is some practical advice on how to transport and store your insulin properly :
Heat-sensitive medicines such as insulin are extremely
sensitive to any variations in temperature, hot or cold. They must never be
exposed to a temperature greater than +8°C or less than +2°C, as they can
become inactive, or worse, in the event of significant and/or prolonged
Considering the low quantity of product that the insulin pens contain, their increase in temperature is extremely fast. They need no more than 3 minutes exposed to an average room temperature of +20°C to reach +8°C.
Be sure to properly protect your treatment, your health depends on it!
For more security, there are custom-made insulated solutions for the transportation of insulin from the pharmacy to your house, for example. Our patented insulated pouches store the insulin for up to 1 hour, without risk of freezing the product. Ask your pharmacist!