Insulin and Other Injectables

Insulin and other injectables are medications that are administered through injections into the body. Insulin is typically injected subcutaneously, which means it is injected into the fatty tissue just below the skin. There are various types of insulin, including rapid-acting, short-acting, intermediate-acting, and long-acting. The choice of insulin type and dosing regimen depends on individual needs and the recommendation of a healthcare professional.


Insulin loses some effectiveness when exposed to extreme temperatures. The longer the exposure to extreme temperatures, the less effective the insulin becomes. This can result in loss of blood glucose control over time. Keep insulin away from direct heat and out of direct sunlight. Follow these tips to ensure effective insulin storage.