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How does your pharmacy receive insulin from its supplier?

 
     

In temperature controlled conditions, to avoid overheating or freezing

 
 

9%

 

41

 
     

At whatever temperature the shipping container may happen to encounter

 
 

2%

 

10

 
     

I don't know, but I'm going find out

 
 

34%

 

146

 
     

I don't know

 
 

50%

 

213

 
     

I don't take insulin

 
 

1%

 

6

 
     

Other

 
 

1%

 

5

 
 

How does your pharmacy receive insulin from its supplier?

Poll dates: August 19 - 26, 2001
Total Votes: 421

If insulin is exposed to temperature extremes it can be rendered ineffective. Insulin users are taught to store their insulin in a cool place in the home, often the refrigerator, but never to freeze it. But what about your pharmacy, and the company that ships the insulin to your pharmacy? We asked our visitors if they knew how their insulin got to their pharmacy.

The majority of people who responded to our poll (84%) didn't know how their pharmacy received their insulin. About one-third said they would find out.

If you are experiencing unexplained high blood sugars after switching to a new vial of insulin, it might be because the insulin has been exposed to temperature extremes and is not as effective as it otherwise would be.

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