Found 13th Apr 2010
Are there any diabetics here who are going or have been abroad recently.I am about to go to Spain,and I was wondering how to manage my injection pen.I have been told that they would only be able to be kept out of the fridge for about 3 days before use.I`m new to these pens so any advice would be good.There is no fridge in the room of our hotel.What if any things do you use.thanks

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im sure the hotel would accomodate you if you ask upon arrival, they will have a frdge somewhere. failing that maybe a cold box/flask?

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why do they have to be kept in the fridge in the first place? I mean, the one that you use isnt supposed to be refigerated, so why are the stored ones?

Will be fine without a fridge. Although I'm sure you can request a fridge if its for medical reasons.

Look into the Frio Insulin Case, it's this reusable little pack with gel which you pop your insulin pen into and it keeps it cold for about 2 days, just reactivate in the fridge (or could be freezer, can't remember) to make cold again. A day or two out of the fridge and the insulin will still be absolutely fine anyway.

Edit: friouk.com/buy…letdiabeticshop.co.uk/ins…tml You activate them with cold water, so easy to use and reusable, and they do work.

what pen ?is it a 1 shot or do you use it until empty
mine lasts for about 10 days and it sits on a table
a cool dark place will do,unless the room is like a sauna

If this you can't get anything mentioned above, I suggest you fill the sink with cold water and some ice cubes (if available) and just refresh with cold water a couple of times a day, that should keep them cold. That's what the diabetic nurse told my mum to do anyway. Just need to make sure the sink doesn't have a rubbish plug that leaks, and a note to be left for any cleaning staff to leave the water in the sink whilst they clean.

The only other option would be to get one of those small mini fridges (like the type woolies used to do that take a couple of cans) and a travel adaptor (pounland have a mega range of travel accessories) although it will take up some space in the luggage!

When my mum has gone abroad (although long haul) she has had to take a dr's note with her stating she is diabetic etc. It's worth preparing properly for travels abroad especially with all the airport regulations about what you can and cant take on a plane. Best to have your back covered, so to speak.

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Thanks for the replies,very helpful

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sickly sweet;8350898

Look into the Frio Insulin Case, it's this reusable little pack with gel … Look into the Frio Insulin Case, it's this reusable little pack with gel which you pop your insulin pen into and it keeps it cold for about 2 days, just reactivate in the fridge (or could be freezer, can't remember) to make cold again. A day or two out of the fridge and the insulin will still be absolutely fine anyway.Edit: http://www.friouk.com/buy/Duo%20Pen%20Wallet http://www.diabeticshop.co.uk/insulin%20carry%20cases%20cooler%20bags.html You activate them with cold water, so easy to use and reusable, and they do work.



this was just what I was looking for,thank you

Pleased to help, I hope that you have a lovely holiday.

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sickly sweet;8356994

Pleased to help, I hope that you have a lovely holiday.



thank you
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