A good insulin cooling bag is something we all should have when living with diabetes. Indeed, insulin is a temperature-sensitive medication, and need to be protected from heat at all time. Your in-use insulin should not be exposed to temperature over 25°C / 77°F for a long time. So, days when the temperature is over 25°C / 77°F, you would need a cooling bag in order to keep your insulin cool and prevent it from loosing its properties.
Frio insulin cooling bags are the ones I personally use, and the ones I found are the best on the market. They’ve been on the market for years now and have proven to be most people’s favourite.
Here’s why, and here’s a special discount for our readers in case you want to try it out yourself.
By using the discount code “sweettrip” when checking out on www.FRIOCase.com, you will get a 10% discount on your purchase. The discount is offered not only on FRIOInsulin Cooling cases, but also on every products that are for sale on this website.
If you’ve never heard about the now well-famous FRIO Insulin Cooling cases, here’s what they’re all about!
First, and you guessed it, they are cooling bags specially designed to protect temperature-sensitive medications like insulin against high heat. Their specificity and what we love so much about them: you do not need ice-packs to use them!
The FRIO Cooling cases employ a patented technology that uses water evaporation to keep your insulin below 25°C / 77°F for up to two days in temperatures of 38°C / 100°F
FRIO Cooling Case is a reusable evaporative cooler. When activated with water, the crystals contained into the FRIO bags expand into a gel which remains cool for up to several days, relying on the process of evaporation of the water they contain.
This unique world patented technology make the FRIO Insulin cooling cases very easy to use, and prove to offer more convenience and freedom when compared to cooling bags requiring ice packs and access to a freezer.
As said above, FRIO Cooling cases are extremely easy and convenient to use. No need to have access to a freezer nor any kind of electricity. All you need to make FRIO cases work is cold water, which you can find absolutely everywhere.
When you buy a FRIO Cooling case, whatever the model or size is, you will receive a package including the instruction notice, an inner wallet and an outer cover. Basically, the inner wallet is the one containing the crystals, the one that you need to immerse into water before putting it back inside its outer cover along with your insulin vials, pens or cartridges. Instructions are pretty clear and simple:
“Immerse the inner wallet containing the crystals in cold water and soak for 8-10 minutes. Towel dry and leave the wallet to dry off for 5 minutes. This allows the crystals to absorb any excess water. When semi-dry to the touc, place at the activated wallet in it’s outer cover. Place medication inside”.
Here are some pictures illustrating how to use your FRIO Insulin Cooling case. Watch our video too!
Following these instructions, your insulin will be kept cool for at least 48 hours. If you have doubts, do not hesitate to check the temperature inside your cooling bag with a thermometer.
The FRIO Insulin Cooling Cases are all re-usable.
If you need to use your cooling bag for more than 48 hours, or if you found that the inside temperature is above 25°C / 77°F before that time (it should not happen if you followed the instruction correctly), you can immediately re-use your FRIO Insulin cooling case by simply re-activating its crystals. For such a continuous use of your FRIO Insulin cooling case, you will have to re-immerse its inner wallet in water for about 2-4 minutes only as the crystals will still be partially activated. Then, follow the same instructions as for first use: towel dry it and leave it to dry off for about 5 minutes before putting it back into its outer cover along with your insulin.
If you want to re-use your FRIO Insulin cooling case dozens of times (and yes, it’s possible!), you’ll need to store it carefully in order for it not to loose its properties. Be specially careful to remove the inner wallet and let it completely dry out naturally until you feel the gel inside has returns to its solid crystal form.
I’ve been using FRIO Insulin Cooling cases for a while now, and have to say I am very satisfied with it and would not change it for another insulin cooling system. It’s hard to find cons, but in order to provide your with the most objective review possible, I did manage to find some!
FRIO Insulin Cooling cases exist in many different sizes and models, depending on what type of insulin container you’re using (pens, vials, or cartridges) and how many of them you need to carry around. Here are the most common ones, but you will find more on their website.
Don’t forget to use your 10% DISCOUNT CODE for your purchase!
The FRIO water evaporation system is used in other products such as head and neck coolers, wrist and ankle bands, head soothers, drink coolers, etc… We have never used these products ourselves, so we are not able to review them and give you an objective opinion on them. However, you can visit www.FRIOCase.com and check out these articles. If you are interested, our special “sweet trip” discount code entitles you to a 10% discount on these products too.