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Re: [IP] Insulin and Refrigeration



If the refrig has been kept closed you should be fine with the insulin and
food.
As food is concerned, most bacteria will grow in temps raging from 45
degrees to 140 degrees. This is called the food danger zone. Food should not
be kept in this danger zone for more than 4 hours, otherwise bacteria will
have the chance to multiply. When power is restored, check the temp of the
food inside and see where your at. Remember...Always better to be safe than
sorry.

Jimm
Hook Em' Horns---
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bethany Benton" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2002 12:04 PM
Subject: [IP] Insulin and Refrigeration


> Hello,
>
> I live in South Florida and my apartment has been without electricity for
20
> hours now.
>
> It went off at 4:30 and came back on several times for 10 minutes at a
time
> until 2 am..  Then it has been out since 2 am.  (Breaker to apartment
> building went down - and management is as slow as molasses to resolve the
> problem.)  In my haste to leave and find a place to sleep, I left 2 vials
of
> Humalog in the refrigerator.
>
> It is now 90 degrees outside.  Refrigerator has not been opened.  Power
> supposed to be restored in the next 2 hours.  So, what do I do with the
> insulin in the fridge?  Is it ok to use?  Should I toss it?
>
> Food suggestions are welcomed as well.  What to keep and what to toss.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Bethany
> Pumping since
> 03/00
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