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Mailing insulin...packaging questions

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Michelle'sMom, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Michelle'sMom

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    What's the best way to package insulin (for mailing) to make sure it's kept cool but doesn't freeze?
     
  2. danismom79

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    The way it comes to me from the pharmacy is in a styrofoam cooler with frozen gel packs.
     
  3. fdlafon

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    Ditto to teh above post!
    I actualyl kept the last styrofoam case just incase we ever need it for something like this.
     
  4. Michelle'sMom

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    I haven't done mail orders for our insulin so far, only the local pharmacy. I'm going to be shipping out some extra that I have. I want to make sure it gets there in good shape.

    I think I can come up with a styrofoam box. The frozen gel packs--are these like the ones for first aid use?
     
  5. Caydens_Mommy

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    Ours always comes in a small box and inside of a baggie, and another baggie with 2 ice packs in it.. We have never had it freeze and most of the time when we get it the ice packs are not frozen anymore, but it's never been a problem..
     
  6. danismom79

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    These are the ones my shipments come with (the first one). I'm not sure the first-aid kind would stay cold long enough.
    http://nordicice.net/nordicice.php
     
  7. Michelle'sMom

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    Thanks Carla. What about dry ice? Is it possible to package the insulin, maybe using bubble wrap or something similar, to protect it from freezing?
     
  8. Toni

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    This would be great. Medco packages a three month supplie with one gel pack, wraps it all in bubble wrap and put it in a plastic envelope. I have requested two gel packs, and they now said they would do it, because one row of insulin is not covered by the gelpack.
     

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