End of my first month on Lantus and Humalog… and learning SO much!
I realized about two weeks in that I needed to be more careful with lantus–keep refrigerated, clean syringe, don’t push air or insulin into the vial…and I’m doing that on the second bottle (First one went bad after about 5 weeks)
I didn’t think I would have to be so careful with the Humalog so I haven’t refrigerated it, and I have pushed insulin back into the vial…now at 6 weeks, I took normal dose (4 units) at lunch and had a salad with a medium apple which would have normally kept me under 130. Today, I rose quickly to over 200 and took another unit at 2PM. Now I am chilling at about 180.
First question: Is it safe to say, the Humalog went bad?
Second question: If I am as careful with the Humalog as I am with the Lantus, should I be able to expect a longer shelf life?
I sure would like to be able to use the entire vial of these insulins