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Re: [IP] Insulin and survival

> Hi,
>  My husband asked me a good question tho... If insulin ever went
>  into short
> supply (we're talking completely hypothetical stuff here) and since
> it's required for life-
> How long does insulin last? When does it lose potency?
> Opened and unopened?
> Refrigerated and unfrigerated?
> Do any types of insulin last longer than other?
> Would it be worth keeping insulin on hand as supply beyond the
> normal requirement?

According to Eli Lilly Co., regular insulin loses about 1.5% of 
potency a month when stored at room temperature. Refrigeration slows 
this process and heat accelerates it in a non-linear fashion.
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