Sandy Prep: Insulin Storage

By Jillian Marshall

Sandy Prep: Insulin Storage

October 29, 2012 Updated Oct 29, 2012 at 7:37 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Do you have medication that needs to be refrigerated? Broome County Health Department has tips on how to keep your medication cold during a power outage.

The Health Department says that under normal conditions, insulin should be stored in a refrigerator at approximately 36 to 45 degrees F, and should not be allowed to freeze.

In the event of a power outage, insulin may be left unrefrigerated (between 59 and 86 degrees F) for up to one month and still maintain its potency. The drug should be stored away from direct heat or sunlight.