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Learning How to Store Insulin Products
How to Store Insulin Products Manufacturers recommend storing insulin in the refrigerator between 35 and 48 degrees Fahrenheit. However, for most patients, injecting cold insulin is more painful than injecting room temperature insulin. Because of this, providers and manufacturers recommend storing the vial or pen of insulin that you are using at room temperature. Most insulin lasts 10-42 days when it is stored at room temperature (for specific expiration dates, please see Table 1 below)....
Learning About “Tresiba” A New Longer-Acting Insulin for Diabetes
Tresiba: A new longer-acting insulin for diabetes Long-acting basal insulins help replace the background insulin in patients who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes.  The main purpose of these long-acting insulins is to provide background insulin that lasts around the clock, 24 hours a day to mimic a normally functioning pancreas as much as possible.  Tresiba is a new ultra long-acting insulin that was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Tresiba...
Understanding Ketone Testing
Understanding Ketone Testing Everyone needs insulin in order for their body to use the food they eat for energy. When you have diabetes, the body does not have enough insulin to use glucose from food for energy. When this happens, the body will break down fat for energy, which causes compounds called ketones to form in the blood. 1, 2 When your body detects ketones it tries to dispose of them through the urine. If...
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