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Re: [IP] Medco Insulin delivery

It is a 90 day supply so yes I don't notice any issues until the second or
third month and sometimes you don't always attribute it to the shipment a
few months ago.

Medco used to be very careful with their shipments now they have changed
their policy and created a dangerous situation.

In my case I started to get suspicious of degraded insulin after other warm

I did once have the a bottle of insulin ruined instantly after being exposed
to 110 degrees temperature...but it was not obvious until a few hours later
when my body had no on board insulin left...fortunatley I had a back up

Athough this post was started so I could vent, maybe there is some value in
all of us using medco to pay attention to any patterns of increased insulin
usage in that second or third month after an insulin shipment. There are so
many posts about sudden high BG that we seem to  be unable to
identify...maybe we need to educate Medco.


On Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 4:49 AM, email @ redacted <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> Since insulin is good at room temp for 30 days
> A couple hours or 1 day at 70-80 degrees in the bag with the gel packs
> doesn't instantly ruin the shipment
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of John S Wilkinson
> Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 6:38 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: RE: [IP] Medco Insulin delivery
> Always take a thermometer and check the temperature of the package in the
> middle. Then you know if it is good or not.
> John S Wilkinson, Rome, NY
> "A  veteran  is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank
> check made payable to The 'United States of America', for an amount of up
> to
> and including their life." (Author unknown)
> Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you will never,
> ever get it out.  Thomas Cardinal Wolsey (1471-1530)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of
> email @ redacted
> Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 5:36 PM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Medco Insulin delivery
> In a message dated 6/15/2011 5:28:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
> this has  been discussed a few times but I need to bring it up again....
> I  mention in another post that I was having Bg problems for over two
>  weeks
> and was very frustrated, one solution I may try after I see my Dr in  a
> couple weeks is to change to another insulin.
> In the mean time it  was time to order new insulin from the Medco mail
> service.
> Well it  arrive at about 4:45 on a day with it was 80 degrees outside.
> needless to  say it was completely warm inside the package.
> I called medco and they  said they would have a replacement package set out
> to me and would arrive  on Saturday.
> No package...which I don't thingk UPS ships on Saturday anyway  (I think).
> Monday no shipment
> I call and they tell me that the shipment  was not sent and it would be
> arrive on tuesday and someone would need to  receive it at 3:00pm.
> Well I asked them if they had some way of  scheduling the shipment so that
> I
> would know when to expect it in the  future.
> Blah blah blah they said No....but that I would need to be  around to
> receive
> the insulin and get it in cool storage.
> huh...you  can ship it to me from Nevada overnight and not tell me when you
> are  shipping it?
> Anyway when you receive your insulin and the bags are cool  but not cold to
> the touch how can you know it is still in the 36-46 F  range.
> this came up because after two weeks of battling my BG I was  beginning to
> wonder about the quality of my  insulin.
> thanks,
> Judy
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> Welcome to the world of Medco/Liberty.  Went thru  same issue with Liberty
> two weeks ago.  Called Lilli and they said it was  within tolerance.
> Barry  (Atlanta)
> Diabetes is an Art, NOT a Science. You must master the control  by skills
> and not by knowledge alone.
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