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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 Over the Counter Cough Medicine and Diabetes: A Safe Approach
Over the Counter Cough Medicine and Diabetes: A Safe Approach The “common cold” may cause some patients with diabetes to worry about elevations in their blood sugar. When you get sick, your body is under a lot of stress. Your body tries to make up for this stress by releasing hormones to fight the sickness. These hormones may cause your blood sugar levels to rise. There is no cure for the common cold; we have...
Learning about the U-500 Syringe
Learning about the U-500 Syringe: Many patients with type 2 diabetes will require insulin.  Traditionally this has been given with U100 insulin (100 units per milliliter).  When patients have insulin resistance, they may require more than 200 units of insulin per day.   In those patients, they may do better with U500 insulin (500 units per milliliter).  It is 5 times as potent as traditional insulins. It is important to note, however, that a unit is...
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