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4/7/15 4:33 P

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I will.

Edited by: 401YVONNE at: 4/7/2015 (16:34)
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3/31/15 11:11 P

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Please let us know what your doc says.....

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3/31/15 3:49 A

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I actually don't have a nurse anymore. What you are saying makes perfect sense. I will however mention it to my doctor at my next apt.

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3/29/15 3:44 P

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I use 100 units a day, which is a lot compared to your 12 units....

Your nurse probably has more practical and hands on experience than the manufacturer, so I would go with what she says...

If you decide to put it back in the fridge between uses, take it out about one half hour before you need to use it...... to give it time to warm up to room temperature. Colder insulin does not work as efficiently as room temp does. Then return it to the fridge immediately after you take your dose. You should confirm this with your nurse though....

I hope that helps some....

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3/29/15 3:10 P

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Actually I've gotten a couple different responses, that's why I'm asking here. My visiting nursesaid that her patients take it in and out of the refrigerator without any problem. The manufacturer said that once you take it out of the refrigerator you can never back in. I only use 12 units at bedtime. My pen holds 300 units so it will last quite a while.

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3/29/15 2:36 P

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My insulin is only good for about 30 days, and it says right on the box that once opened, it should be kept at room temperature. It does get hot in my apartment in the summer, but my pens only last a few days at most (my dosage is higher than most people), so I don't worry about it.

However, I use different insulin than you do, so what is right for me may not be right for you.

Do you have a Diabetes Educator? If so, this would be a good question to ask her. If not, perhaps you could go onto the website and ask the manufacturer......

Either way, it would be interesting to see what the response is from either / or......

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3/29/15 1:38 P

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In the past I used the bottle and needle. I stored the bottle in the fridge at all times. Now I have switched to a Levemir FlexTouch pen. I know that it can be kept at room temperature for 42 days as long as the temperature in the room is below 86 degrees. I do have a/c however it sometimes gets very hot in my home. Do you take the pen in and out of the fridge during those hotter days?

Edited by: 401YVONNE at: 3/29/2015 (13:39)
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