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After the Event

  • If you are concerned about the condition of your insulin after an extended power outage, examine the bottle closely to make sure the insulin looks normal.
  • If you use regular insulin, check for particles or discoloration. If you use NPH or lente, check for frosting or crystals on the inside of the bottle, or for small particles or clumps in the insulin. If you find any of these conditions, do not use the insulin.
  • Unless you have no other supplies you can use to inject, NEVER reuse your insulin syringes, pen needles or lancets. If you have no fresh syringes or lancets to use, reuse only your own syringes, pen needles, or lancets, in life and death situations. Using someone else's supplies could cause infection or spread disease.

Updated April 2015