Insulin Travel Case
Insulin is one of most commonly used treatments for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It supplements the body's natural supply of the glucose control hormone. Sticking to your insulin injection routine every day is important to keeping your blood sugar levels within a safe range, so you can't afford to be without your medication when you're on the go. At Walgreens, we can help you continue your diabetic care routine wherever your day takes you with a selection of insulin travel cases.
How to Travel with Insulin
Whether you use natural or synthetic insulin, proper storage of your supplies is important. Insulin can be stored at room temperature for around one month. However, it should not be subjected to very high or low temperatures. When you're out and about during the summer or winter months, temperature conditions may become less than ideal for your insulin. In addition, insulin must be kept out of direct sunlight in order to ensure that it remains potent.
The Benefits of an Insulin Case
Many people find it challenging to carry their insulin with them. For this reason, manufacturers have developed special travel cases for the medication and syringes. A travel case provides a protective covering for insulin, helping to keep the bottle from breaking and shielding it from the sun. Many insulin cases are designed to keep insulin chilled when you're away from home. Cases may do this with removable cold packs that are kept in the freezer until you're ready to travel or with special fabrics that become cool when they are moistened with water. The chill effect lasts for a set period of time, typically for one to five days.
How to Choose the Right Insulin Case
Insulin travel cases vary greatly in their designs, so you'll want to take care when considering their features when you're on the go. In addition to deciding whether you prefer a model with cooling fabric or removable freezer packs, you'll need to decide how large the case needs to be to meet your needs. Some cases can hold multiple bottles of insulin, while others are more compact with just enough room for one bottle. The cases also differ in their color, giving you the freedom to choose a style that is visually appealing as well as functional.