|Posted by Ryan on October 10, 2011 at 7:50 PM|
I thought I had learned my lesson with spoiled insulin. But I had a second incident while on a motorcycle road trip across the USA, from Texas to Connecticut. The hottest part of my journey was between El Paso Texas and Midland Texas with tempertures over 110 degrees! I thought I was prepared, as my little blue cooler had 2 blue ices and a ziplock bag filled with ice cubes. Within an hour or two the 110 tempertures, plus the heat from the bike's engine melted all my ice! When I was finally able to stop at a place that had ice to refill my bag, my insuiln was HOT to the touch!
I was sure these pens would be spoiled, but I tried them anyway and again experienced the same poor blood sugar control. Since I was in the USA this time, it was a quick fix. I went to Walgreens and got some new pens (I had to let my insurance company know it was an early, emergency renewel).