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Taking a 2 week trip overseas and will be traveling for around a day before I get to my destination. Any tips for how to keep my insulin okay? I don't think think an ice pack lasts for that long...

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Living with type 1 diabetes since 2014.
Carrickfergus, GBR
I travel a lot. your insulin will have a tolerance temperature range. nova rapid is okay at room temp but should be refrigerated where possible unless opened.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2014.
Carrickfergus, GBR
it doesn't need refrigerated

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2000.
Getzville, NY
Thanks**** How about Humalog?

I keep hums log at room temp after opening with no problems.

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Living with type 1 diabetes since 2000.
Getzville, NY
I keep my Humalog generally refrigerated, even after opening. I guess I'll just open them beforehand. Thanks!

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2014.
Carrickfergus, GBR
check the instruction. refrigerating after opened to ambient room temp can actually change the make up of some insulin. check out their website or instructions should be fairly prescriptive on temp ranges

Living with LADA since 2006.
Princeton, NJ
novalog and levemir are ok within specific temperature ranges for up to 28 days. read the pharmacy data.

Living with type 2 diabetes.
Lansing, MI
there is an insulin cooler type thing that u should be able to get. I have one, "frio" is brand name - should be able to get at any pharmacy. it's great for insulin pens. I think there's one vials too

Living with type 1 diabetes.Living with LADA.
Manhattan, NY
i use frios all the time for traveling. really great because you only need water to activate it

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