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Old 03-04-2009, 05:59 PM   #16
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i've been Type 1 for 32 years.

here's an insulin wallet/cooler that uses evaporative cooling to keep your meds cool. seems more practical than a metal thermos bottle.

i've heard that Lantus is can go bad from vibration... if it turns cloudy replace it. i've never seen that happen, but just what i've heard.

back in the day when i was on R & N lack of refrigeration was not a problem, just keep it cool, not HOT.
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Old 03-04-2009, 06:07 PM   #17
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One question I've had on those coolers.... can you put them in the luggage where there is no wind and have the insulin stay cool? I figured I'd have to have it exposed somehow on the bike for it to work.

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Old 03-26-2013, 05:24 PM   #18
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I am also a type 1 at a late stage in life. I am planning a cross country trip that will take 6 to 7 weeks to complete. I use Humalog in a pump and use quite a bit about 100 units a day. My understanding is Humalog is good for 21days at room temp. I am sending some to my daughter in Ca. to keep for the return trip and what I will carry I purchased a stainless thermous that seems to keep ice for 8 to 10 hours, so I plan on visiting a lot of burger kings to get ice along the way. I also am asking my doc for a script to take with me because you never know when you will drop a glass bottle. I had never thought about a medical alert tag but now I think I will get one before I leave.
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by G'Ville View Post
you never know when you will drop a glass bottle.
Good news... those bottles are really tough! I've dropped them on concrete with no damage, except the metal rim dented. I think I've only cracked one bottle in all my years as a careless teen. I mean, hopefully you won't test my assertion, but just wanted you to know they are more resilient than you would expect.
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