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Hi. I'm currently in Pennsylvania and I have insulin back home in Sydney AU that I need to send here. Is there a way to send it without it being unrefrigerated for more than 24 hours?

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Living with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Randolph, NH
I'd think dry ice would probably be the best bet....but to be sure, I'd call a pharmacist (there's probably a 24hr Walgreens close by you can call). They'd be able to give you the best advice

Living with type 1 diabetes.
La Crosse, WI
Do you know how long it will take to get from AU to Pennsylvania? I have shipped insulin priority (took 3 days) with one of those freezer gel packs frozen solid in placed in a zip lock bag. Then I wrapped bubble wrap around the vox with insulin and the gel pack together. This was when it was hot out. I was told it was still cool when it got there. Could dry ice potentially freeze the insulin?

Living with type 1 diabetes.
La Crosse, WI
sorry about the typos ;)

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1995.
Toronto, CAN
I doubt it needs to be refrigerated if u use an insulin pen it stays out of the fridge for days

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1981.
Velika Gorica, HRV
From other top:I spoke to someone at insulin for life and they collect diabetes supplies and do a great job of getting them to people in need. check out their fb page or web site at www.insulinforlife.org. they have detailed information about shipping supplies or you can call and get info from them

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. supporting a sibling with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Tel Aviv
Thanks

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. supporting a sibling with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Tel Aviv
It takes about 20 hours just of flying

Pre-diabetic since 2004.I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2014.
PA, United States
Insulin can be outside of fridge for 28 days with no issues

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. supporting a sibling with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Tel Aviv
But it must be use within those days if out of the fridge for more than 24 hours

Pre-diabetic since 2004.I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2014.
PA, United States
Where r u in PA.

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