Most insulin manufacturers often state that an opened bottle of insulin can be kept at toom temperature (normally between 64 degrees and 73 degrees F), without refrigeration for 28 days. However, they forget to inform you that insulin also must be kept at temperatures between 36 degrees F to 86 degrees F in order to maintain its potency. If you live in a hot climate or travel for vacation or business where temperatures exceed these levels, then you may be compromising the potency of your insulin. If not stored properly, your insulin can freeze or get too warm, making it ineffective.
A variety of cases are available specifically desinged for the transportation of temperature sensitive medications like insulin so it can remain at safe temperature levels. These cases come with refreezable gel packs or re-freezable hard coolers. Also available are mini plug-in electric medication refrigerators ideal for traveling. Not many people are aware that airplanes have either an electrical outlet or a 12v outlet under the seats, allowing you to plug in this mini refrigerator for your medication as most people use them for laptops and cellphones.
Most TSA gaents are sympathetic to travelers carrying cases with gel packs or coolers to transport their medication and other supplies safely. A simple explanation, that insulin is necessary for your diabetic condition and requires it to be kept at a safe temperature, is normally enough for most agents to allow you to proceed.
Whether it's a trip across town, a game of golf or a flight to Europe, there are many different types of cases allowing you to select the right product for your particular needs to give you peace of mind. Safe medication means safe travel!
---written by Medicool