I started insulin in November 2020, and at the time was working 100% from home due to COVID restrictions. Now that we are starting to go back to work (and leaving the house more often in general), I find myself wondering about how other people transport their insulin.
I’m doing MDI (my doctor didn’t recommend a pump mainly due to me being sensitive to adhesives) and so I need to take my insulin pens and needles with me. I live in a hot climate and keeping it cold isn’t trivial. I’m using a makeup bag and 2 small ice packs, but yesterday when I arrived home after being out of the house for 11 hours, the pens weren’t even cold anymore (and of course the ice packs had melted).
So - a couple questions here:
- What do you use to transport or insulin when you’re out for the day? Specific recommendations welcome.
- If you are doing injections and are around other people (like coworkers), how private are you about your insulin usage? Meaning would you just take out your pen and a needle in front of everyone?