Insulin is a protein hormone produced by special cells in the pancreas. Its main purpose is to help sugar get from the blood into the cells, as they need it as their main source of energy.
Insulin therapy helps people with type 1 diabetes to regulate their blood glucose levels. Patients with this disease can live for many years without experiencing the complications of diabetes if they learn to control blood sugar levels and dose insulin. Proper storage of insulin is equally important.
Every person with diabetes should know to store insulin on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. The bottle currently in use must be kept at room temperature. Never allow insulin to freeze. When traveling, it is better not to check it in your luggage, but to keep it with you. Especially because today the services of people with diabetes given special cases Frio intended for transport and storage of insulin, as well as very comfortable Thermos MEDMAG in which you can store the pen, test strips, blood glucose meter , avtolantset and medicines used in diabetes mellitus.
The insulin that has just been taken out of the refrigerator must be warmed up a little before the injection. To do this, it is enough to rub the ampoule between your palms for a few minutes.