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Re: [IP] What would you do??

Thanks Michael,

I forgot about the potency rate, should have looked that up. Yeah, I think I
will toss it.

Been having really high readings, though hmm, what's going on.  Did I
accidentally use that old bottle. NOPE, using the same one I opened earlier
this week.  I was high before the site change, and now it's been a few hours
and I'm not coming down like I would like. Guess I need to suck it up and
redo the site.

Thanks for everyone's input, was curious.  Guess I'll chuck it. I did not
know I had it, so I guess I'm not really going to miss it then will I?


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>

> Alright, here is the thing. I found a bottle of insulin in an old
> diabetes bag.  How long it has been in there, is beyond guessing.
> The insulin bag is insulated, and has been in a desk drawer this
> entire time. Also the bottle does not expire until July 2004.
> Since insulin is now costing $69.95 a bottle, should I attempt to
> see if this stuff would work, or should I go ahead and toss it.
> Tell me what you think.
> Thanks,
> Christene

Toss it. If it has not been refrigerated, it may have lost a
significant (as in VERY LARGE) portion of it's potency during
storage. You an expect most modern insulin to loose 1.5 to 2% potency
per month when stored at room temperature. If it's been there 6
months, it could have easily lost 10% of its potency.

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