Re: [IP] Running an experiiment
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- Subject: Re: [IP] Running an experiiment
- From: d-d <email @ redacted>
- Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:52:32 -0600
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I would guess that dates on insulin run kind of like the dates printed
on milk cartons. Milk is supposed to be drinkable for a week after its
expiration date - if you've kept in the fridge. For insulin, room
temperature from September through March might not be all that bad, either.
I am on a pump vacation at the moment and using up Lantus that's been in
my refrigerator for 16 months because my BGs would not stay where I
wanted them. The Lantus is working just the way it should. Now it seems
that some bottles of Humalog are less effective than others. For
example, I took 10 units of insulin (Lot C147611A) last night for a 1
carb dinner and was just fine all evening. IMHO, that vial is not at
full potency. But if it is bad absorption as Marshall suggests, a pump
vacation gives my sites a rest.
The only way to find out if that insulin is any good is to use it on
yourself. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a test strip that we could
put a drop of insulin on and have it change color?
On 2/24/2014 10:09 AM, Urb Anism wrote:
> Excellent! I had the same thing happen recently. I had been carrying an
> extra bottle of novolog around for "emergencies". Well, I found a brand new
> unopened bottle in my closet last week. Been a room temperature for a
> while...probably six months.
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