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Is It Safe To Use A 1 Year Old Levemir Flexpen ?

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Posted on Fri, 20 Feb 2015
Question: my unopened levemir flexpen is 1 year old and not on refridgeration, is it safe to use. my blood sugar was just taken and is 325.

y wife now tells me she just took a glipazide and a metformen
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Answered by Dr. Niranjan G (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Do not use. discard it and purchase new one

Detailed Answer:

Dear sir, greetings from HCM.

I understand your concern.

Do not use that pen please purchase a new one .
Check your HbA1c before adjusting the dose.

Please explain what condition is your wife suffering from and why has she taken the above mentioned medication.

Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Niranjan G (8 minutes later)
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Answered by Dr. Niranjan G (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
yes , get your HbA1c

Detailed Answer:
Dear Friend, I know that the problem is diabetes .. Please use a new pen and before adjust the dose please get HbA1c done
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Niranjan G (9 minutes later)
thank you
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Answered by Dr. Niranjan G (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
thanks . don't forget lifestyle changes

Detailed Answer:
Dear Friend, greetings again. I understand your problem. You may take any dose but do not forger the fact that diabetes is a lifestyle disorder. Lifestyle changes are must.
Take more of green leafy vegetables, fruits, oats, and millets (boiled or in the form of breads), temeric , garlic, bittergauard all have proven benefits.
Do exercise. At least walk for an hour a day .
Yoga, pranayama, and meditation do definitely help.
Avoid sugar, carbohydrates,
Takeore of proteins like egg, sprouts and fish.
Get your lipid profile and thyroid hormone levels.
Meet your doctor and get your dose adjusted.
THANK YOU
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Is It Safe To Use A 1 Year Old Levemir Flexpen ?

Brief Answer: Do not use. discard it and purchase new one Detailed Answer: Dear sir, greetings from HCM. I understand your concern. Do not use that pen please purchase a new one . Check your HbA1c before adjusting the dose. Please explain what condition is your wife suffering from and why has she taken the above mentioned medication. Thanks