New Medical Study Brings A Shocking Revelation About Insulin Storage 
Written by Susan B. Sloane on Sep. 27th 2020
While we are well aware of the instructions regarding insulin storage, and most of diabetics keep their pens in a cool cabinet or dedicated fridge, this recent study puts to light how our insulin could still be at risk.
A recent study published in Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology reveals that, despite our best efforts to keep insulin potent, "insulin storage recommendations are often not met, even when it is stored in household refrigerators".
The study, headed by Dr. Lutz Heinemann, one of the leading global experts on insulin pharmacology and diabetes technology, clearly shows that while the package leaflets provide guidelines regarding proper insulin storage, it has little to no information as to the possible impact of improper storage conditions.

In the journal, the team of researchers pointed out that “little is known about insulin storage after dispensing and insulin potency at the moment of administration.”
The real problem patients face is that there really is no way of knowing if your insulin is in good shape. No indication, no signals, or marks.

We can only tell after the fact, when our blood sugar test will show that our recent shot has not been as effective as it should.
You see, insulin can’t be visualized and only after injecting it and measuring blood sugars, one can notice the fact that the insulin might not be working properly. It’s also true that it doesn’t go from 100 to 0. More often than not, it may be just 70 or 80 or even 40 percent active.

 Still, can you imagine the thought of injecting 20 to 60 percent “garbage”?
Indeed, as the journal says, “package leaflet recommendations only give limited information on the impact of improper storage conditions on insulin stability and guidelines by health organizations are inconsistent.”
There really isn’t enough awareness of how insulin can lose potency if stored incorrectly.

Check out FDA’s guidelines about proper insulin care:

Before Use (Storage Conditions)
All insulin formulations should be stored in a refrigerator at 2°C - 8°C (36°F-46°F) to keep their quality until the expiration date
The max temperature should be 8°C (46°F)
Insulin should never be allowed to freeze
After First Use (Use Conditions)
Insulin can be stored at room temperature below 25°C - 30°C (77°F - 86°F) if used between 10 days to 8 weeks
The max temperature should be 25-30 °C (77°F - 86°F)
Insulin should never be allowed to freeze
Insulin should not be exposed to direct sunlight
Some insulin pens should not be placed back in the fridge after first use

For people with diabetes, the truth is, precise dosing is very important.

The journal continues: “Exact dosing is essential for PwD (patients with diabetes) to maintain glycemic control. People with diabetes perceive changes in insulin sensitivity often and need to adjust their dose accordingly. Changes in insulin potency can contribute to this observed variability in glucose levels, however, this factor is currently not sufficiently considered.” 

Every drop of insulin matters.

This journal seeks to educate the public on proper storage and safety of insulin products.
If insulin isn’t stored properly, and loses potency, loss of blood sugar control can happen rapidly.
High blood sugars can often lead to low blood sugars, when, after increasing an insulin dose to account for hyperglycemia, a patient uses a new insulin pen that has not been altered or damaged, and insulin potency is greater. The “roller coaster” can be hard to get off of.

And while there are generally-known solutions in the market, such as cooling bags, wallets, mini-fridges, etc., the problem is all of these are too inconvenient to use, making the daily routine of a diabetic harder than what it’s supposed to be.

The commonly-known solutions mentioned above cost a lot for what it’s worth. There’s already the burden of diabetes management and having to bring big bags or fridges wherever you go just makes life more difficult.
The truth is, it doesn’t have to be that way. Proper insulin care should ease the burden of diabetes management and not add to it.

And that’s why it’s very important that you use VIVICAP1.

VIVICAP1 is the world’s first and only pen cap temperature shield. 

It keeps your insulin free from the harmful effects brought about by external temperatures working for years without need for your attention.

Because proper insulin storage is critical, VIVICAP1 uses a revolutionary technology that makes sure your insulin is protected from harmful effects of every day ambient temperatures, that might cause it to lose its effectiveness, providing you peace of mind.

As the journal mentioned, “There is a lack of recent studies, scientific literature, and public information on insulin stability under different storage conditions.”
Best of all, VIVICAP1 not only fits perfectly in your pocket, it is also extremely easy to use as you can bring it with you anywhere you go!

With VIVICAP1, you need not worry about accidental exposure of your insulin to extreme ambient temperatures that might damage it.

This means whether you're out in the hot sunny weather or in the cold winter day, your insulin stays safe.
So if you want to escape the life-changing effects of bad insulin, and live a life free of worries with a return to normalcy, then proper insulin storage is the only way to go.
And who else can do it better but VIVICAP1.

About Author:
 Susan B. Sloane

Pharmacist, , Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Certified Pump Trainer. has been a registered pharmacist for more than 29 years and a certified diabetes educator (CDE) for most of her career. 
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