As the summer comes, the weather switches to a hot mode, and many people cry in the toilet in minutes. Although our bull city is not a stove, it is called a volcano! Going out to become a dog, going home to drill the refrigerator, I couldn't sleep at night and regretted not having to install an air conditioner.
hot! I am hot, you are hot!
Insulin is also hot!
It is hot, and the preservation of various drugs is also facing a major test. Among them, the preservation of insulin has become the most concerned issue for sugar friends. Then, how should insulin be preserved at this time?
First of all, solemnly remind: Do not put insulin on the window sill, in the car, heating, etc. in the overheated position.
Proper low temperature can extend the shelf life of the drug, and insulin is usually stable at normal low temperatures. However, it should be noted that the insulin requirements for insulin before and after opening are not the same.
Insulin can be placed in the refrigerator when it is not opened, but the temperature of the refrigerator should not be lower than 2 degrees Celsius, otherwise it will easily crystallize. Insulin that has not been opened for use can be stored for 2 to 2 years at 2-8 degrees Celsius. Therefore, the insulin that is bought home can generally be placed in the refrigerator freezer. However, be aware that too low a temperature will deactivate the insulin and will not continue to be used even if thawed. Therefore, it is best not to put insulin in the depths of the refrigerator against the inner wall, so as to avoid the temperature is too low, can be placed in the storage compartment on the door of the refrigerator. It is best to check insulin when taking it out. If it is hard or discolored, it should not be used.
The opened insulin (that is, the rubber stopper is pierced by the needle), including the bottled insulin, the necessary insulin pen installed, etc. can be stored for about 1 month in a cool room temperature environment of no more than 30 degrees Celsius. Therefore, the insulin carried to the unit or short-term travel does not need to be placed in the refrigerator.