If you have diabetes and you’re not careful, you can put yourself at risk. One small mistake can send your blood sugars shooting up or dipping dangerously low. It can even lead to death. You may be a veteran when it comes to diabetes care, but that doesn’t mean that what you’re doing is 100% safe and correct. Here are just a few of the mistakes that most people make when it comes to diabetes management.
1) Improper Storage of Insulin
Your bottle of insulin should be stored in room temperature. That should be around 59° to 86°F. Whether opened or unopened, insulin is good for use for a period of one month. Always store it inside the refrigerator. Use an insulated cooler or a cooling wallet when you need to go out or travel for long periods. Always remember that insulin does not do well in extreme temperatures, and that you should not use insulin that has already discolored or has solid particles already.