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From Houston, Texas, USA:

Do you recommend storing insulin in the refrigerator or keeping it at room temperature? I have heard that 30 days is the recommended use time for either way. Is this true?


Talk to your diabetes care team for individual advice, but in general if insulin is kept at room temperature, it should be replaced monthly. Don't let insulin freeze, stand in direct sunlight, or be stored over the mid 80's F. Some people find insulin injections to be more comfortable when the insulin is at room temperature.


Original posting 27 Nov 97


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