Insulin is a hormone and belongs to thermolabile medications group. What does it mean? It means that it is essential to pay attention to temperature to which the drug has been exposed to. It cannot be exposed to too low nor too high temperatures because otherwise insulin will lose it properties.
Preservation temperature varies depending on if pen has been started or not. The unused pen has to be kept in the fridge between 4ºC and 8ºC.It is important not to lower 2ºC because the insulin would be already affected at this temperature.
DID I TAKE MY INSULIN?
Insulclock is able to tell you if you have already taken your insulin, it reminds you to inject if you have not done it yet, fills in the diabetic notebook for you and even knows if your pen has been exposed to temperatures that cause insulin to lost its properties.
When the insulin pen has already been used, it has to be preserved out of the fridge between 15ºC and 29ºC, and to a maximum of 30ºC. Every temperature higher or lower than these temperatures will affect the insulin properties.
The truth is that none of us carry a thermometer to know the temperature to which the insulin is exposed to. The most we do is to cover our insulin pen with a cold cover during summer. Has it ever happened to you that insulin does not have the desired effect?
p style=”text-align: justify;”>This may happen because the insulin has been exposed to not recommended temperatures for its proper preservation. With the Insulclock system this will all change. At last we will know the temperature to which our insulin has been exposed to and even we will warn you before you inject if this temperature has reach values that could spoil it.
Insulclock registers the temperature for you and warns you at every moment if insulin has been stored improperly. What else do you need to know for buying Insulclock?