I’m going to be travelling for around 6 weeks in Nov/Dec, leaving from Dallas, visiting Iceland and England with stops in Boston and New York on the way out/back.
As I’ll be gone for around 1.5 months, I’d like to take 2-3 months of meds to be safe/cover all eventualities.
I won’t have access to a refrigerator during our flights/travel and during the days in Iceland (we are driving the ring road for 17 days, staying in different hotels/AirBNBs each night). Once we get to England, we will have constant access to a refrigerator for the remaining time. I’m not worried about it getting particularly hot during the days, given that the average temperature in Iceland at that time of year is 32-36f.
I’ve been trying to figure out a way to keep my insulin ‘refrigerated’. Having read various posts on here about the performance of unrefrigerated insulin beyond the 28-day ‘limit’ suggested by the manufacturers (which seems to kick in as soon as the insulin comes to room temperature the first time, even if it’s subsequently refrigerated again), I’m wondering if I’m overthinking/worrying too much.
I would be able to refrigerate the insulin any night we’re staying in an AirBnB and would ask about getting a fridge in my room when staying in hotels, but it would almost certainly reach room temperature during our flights from Dallas to Boston, Boston to Iceland, Iceland to the UK, UK to Iceland, Iceland to New York and New York to Dallas.
Do you guys think I’d be OK if I were to just refrigerate the insulin as much as I can, or should I try to work something out? I take fairly large doses, so will be carrying a lot of pens (90u of Tresiba nightly, 1mg Ozempic weekly and 80-160u of Fiasp per day) which makes trying to keep it all cold even harder.
Thanks in advance!