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Do not share this medication, needles, or syringes with others.
Attend a diabetes education program to learn more about diabetes and the important aspects of its treatment, including medications, diet, exercise, and getting regular eye/foot/medical exams.
Learn the symptoms of high and low blood sugar and how to treat low blood sugar. Check your blood sugar levels regularly as directed.
Keep all regular medical and laboratory appointments. Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as liver and kidney function tests, fasting blood glucose, hemoglobin A1c, complete blood counts) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects.
Keep extra supplies of insulin, syringes, and needles on hand.
It is best to refrigerate all unopened insulin products. Unopened insulin regular may also be stored at room temperature, but depending on your brand it must be thrown away after 28 days or 31 days or 42 days. Ask your pharmacist about your specific brand.
Opened insulin regular vials/cartridges may be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature depending on your brand of insulin. Throw away all insulin regular in use after 28 days or 31 days or 42 days depending on your brand of insulin, even if there is insulin left. Also throw away all insulin products after the expiration date on the package. Do not freeze and do not use insulin that has been frozen.
Protect insulin from light and heat. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.