I've been on insulin for 4 days now. I remember being told to store the unopened pens in the fridge. Looking at the drug info here and on the manufacturer's website they seem to make a big deal about "NOT" injecting yourself with them when they're still cold. I've taken all my injections straight from the fridge. What I can find by searching is that cold insulin can be more painful to inject, (hasn't hurt yet) and that it can develop bubbles (I don't see any) should I throw this one away and start with a new room temperature one tomorrow or does it really matter that much if I leave it out from now on?
I was storing my OPEN Lantus Solostar insulin pen in the fridge, is this bad?
Question posted by E Hall on 25 Oct 2015
Last updated on 25 October 2015 by jcolson
It does sting a bit more when cold also it can develop bubbles which if injected will lower the amount of insulin your supposed to be injecting. I have enough problems with diabetes without adding unknowns into the mix. So do yourself a favor and take the pen out of the cooler and start taking your insulin at room temperature. Its not going to spoil and the bubbles that do develop at room temperature can be easily seen and delt with.
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