QUOTE(Shaku @ Jan 12 2011, 10:31 AM)
OK, I am getting organized to try a couple of experiments. I gotta get some repeatable events so I can accurately measure the differences. BTW, When I was still doing MDI, I would leave the Novolog unrefrigerated on the counter (room temp) in the day times. By the end of the month the Novolog seemed to be getting weaker. That could not have been a site problem as the injections were in lots of different places. I did refrigerate at night.
I take a new bottle out of the fridge the day before using it for the first time and never return
it to the fridge...I carry the bottle with me any time I leave the house along with a syringe just
for backup in case something goes wrong...I live in Texas and it's very hot during the summer.
NovologŪ is very heat resistant and is approved for 6 days in the pump resavoir. I have checked
the insulin temperature when the resavoir is inside the pump...the temperature runs from about
90F-96F all the time... the pump has a motor and electronics that create heat inside the case, the
resavoir is exposed to this heat before it is dissipated through the pump case.