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Re: [IP] Can Insulin go bad???



Hi Samantha

I use Humalog and my endo told me the insulin is very sensative.  They do
not even want me to store it in my refrigerator door because it will get
josseled to much.  I have to change my insulin every 5 days-by the fifth day
my bg's start rising.  Also I am unfamiliar with the how long you can keep
this insulin out of the fridge perhaps someone else will know the longevity
of it, if it is not refrigerated.  Take Care  Carol T.
----- Original Message -----
From: Samantha Rohwer <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2000 12:21 AM
Subject: [IP] Can Insulin go bad???


> I have had a very scary experience the last 2 days.  I
> tested my blood yesterday and it was over 300.  I
> found this odd but gave myself a bolus.  I tested 30
> minutes later and it had gone up.  I unhooked myself
> and checked the pumpp and all it's parts.  Everything
> looked ok, but I thought better safe than sorry.  I
> gave myself an injection and reloaded the pump (all
> with the same bottle of insulin).  It seemed to take a
> long time but it slowly started going down.  I was
> still in the 200's when I went to bed but I thought it
> was just taking awhile to go down.  This morning it
> had gone back up.  By 11 it was through the roof.  I
> decided to try a different bottle to see what would
> happen.  I gave myself an injection and loaded back up
> with the new bottle.  I then tested all afternoon
> (good thing I was home, that could have really
> complicated the day) it slowly went down and this
> afternoon I have been fine.  The only thing I can
> figure is that the bottle was bad.  But I have been
> using that bottle for two weeks and it has been fine.
> Can insulin suddenly go bad?
>
>                   Sam!
>
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