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Old 12-25-2010, 14:01   #1
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When I was diagnosed back in March I was sent home with both Novolog and Lantus. I put both boxes of supplies in the drawer at home with my test kit etc etc. I never used the Novolog but when I got my first refill of Lantus I noticed it said to keep refrigerated. I questioned the Pharmacist and yes only the opened pen should be left out of the refrigerator and then is good only for thirty days. So the new prescription of Lantus I put in the refrigerator. Today I dug deep into my drawer and found my Novolog. It has been in my drawer at room temperature since March. I can't find anyplace on it that says to keep refrigerated. Does anyone here know if the stuff is good yet? I am sure it is too late to refrigerate but should I just toss it?

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Old 12-25-2010, 19:20   #2
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Should you toss it? Since you don't seem to be using it...IMO the question is moot.

As too storage; this from Novolog's website:

NovoLog® should be stored in the refrigerator—between 2°C and 8°C (36°F and 46°F)—until first use. Do not freeze. NovoLog® FlexPen®, cartridges and vials that are in use may be kept at room temperature—below 30°C (86°F)—for up to 28 days. Do not store NovoLog® in areas of extreme moisture and where there may be extreme temperatures, such as in a freezer or car.

 
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Should you toss it? Since you don't seem to be using it...IMO the question is moot.
No I am not using it. Kind of wanted to keep some around in case I spike up for some reason. I will dispose of it based on the rest of your post.

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I'm curious as to why you just stuffed this fast-acting insulin in a drawer instead of using it to your doctor's advice. None of my business, I know, but the curiosity still lingers.

 
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I'm curious as to why you just stuffed this fast-acting insulin in a drawer instead of using it to your doctor's advice. None of my business, I know, but the curiosity still lingers.
I was in the hospital for three day for another issue. This is where I was diagnosed with diabetes. While in the hospital I was given three shots per day of Novolog and one shot per day of Lantus. After being discharged or the process of being discharged my doctor said not to take the Novolog. My prescription was already filled and they wanted me to have it at hand if things turned around. Eating right and exercising a month later I was told to quit the Lantus. So today I test myself twice a week one day. Thursday morning and Thursday evening before eating. I am not to take any insulin right now unless I hit 140 two times in a row.

That is how it ended up in the drawer. I still consider myself diabetic and am eating and exercising like I am. No sense in trying a second time around. I might not be as lucky the second time.

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Well, with an A1c that low it looks like you're doin' good.

 
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Well, with an A1c that low it looks like you're doin' good.

A lot of exercise and a lot of eating different. Total change of habits all together. Yes I fail every now and then like today But tonight after all the family goes home I will head to the club and will hit it again in the morning. I am working out every other day and sometimes twice a day depending on if there is a spinning class or not. Today I put a pair of 36 pants on and they fit. That is down from a 44. I am here to learn, get and give support.

I keep reminding myself I don't want to go from the high blood sugar levels to the normal ones again. Not only did I feel terrible during that three week process but my eyes and readjusting was rough. Key is don't let them run again.

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