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Diabetes: Refrigerator Temps Affect Insulin Effectiveness

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New research reveals that storing insulin in refrigerators is impacted by their temperature settings. If stored at the incorrect temperature, insulin might not work as well. The ideal storage temperature for insulin is  2–8°C (36–46°F), and for pens/vials, the setting is 2–30°C (36–86°F). Researchers studied the temperatures in domestic refrigerators among 388 human subjects in the U.S. and Europe, finding that insulin was often kept improperly 2.5 hours per day. Read more at the Medical News Today article.