Managing diabetes in a daily basis means that you have to carry all of your supplies (insulin, syringes, monitors, test strips, lancets, etc) with you every where you go. You can’t risk to run into an unexpected situation and don’t be able to access your supplies.
Whit an insulin cooler you can keep your insulin at the right temperature for extended periods of time (some insulin coolers can keep the insulin cold for days at the time without refrigeration) and also have all of your supplies securely packed in the same place.
The Best Insulin Cooler Case for Daily Use
This insulated cooler bag allows you to carry your insulin (vials or pens), needles, testing supplies and meter while keeping your insulin cool for more than 8 hours. It comes with two ice gel pack included, and have large compartments to hold your supplies in. Most of the complaints about this product is it size, but with smaller insulin coolers you won’t be able to pack everything you need into one bag.
The Best Insulin Travel Cooler
If you are going on a long trip, this cooler is our best recommendation.
This 10in by 7 ½ in by 2.5in travel insulin cooler comes with a shoulder strap and a 24oz ice block to put on your freezer and re use it every time you need to. The temperature display on the front allows you to check your insulin temperature without having to open the insulin cooler.
Also, this insulin travel case cooler has several pouches to put any other insulin related supplies (such as needles, alcohol pads, meters, test strips) and it holds the right temperature up to 24 hours.
The Best Insulin Portable Cooler
If you are in the look up for an insulin portable cooler, you must take into consideration this insulin cooler box. It will work up to 8 hours after fully charged, without recharging or using ice packs. It can hold 3 or 4 insulin pens or up to 6 insulin vials.
This small portable insulin cooler uses a standard USB port to charge, runs on batteries and has adjustable temperature.
The Best Insulin Cooler Bag
This compact and efficient insulin pen cooler comes with two reusable ice packs. It holds two insulin pens or three vials and still have room to carry other supplies (syringes, needles).
It keeps the insulin cool for more than 10 hours (some users reported up to 20 hours while traveling) which make it a great insulin cooler for travel. It’s compact design allows it to fit in a medium sized purse and its liner (made of high quality aluminum foil) provides a great insulation.
The Best Ice Pack Free Cooler For Insulin Pens
This wallet has two non removable, built in panels in the sides of the bag filled with non toxic saline. You just need to trow this insulin cooler bag into the freezer for about 12 hours before use and you are ready to put your medication in and hit the road.
This clutch sized insulin cooler wallet can hold two pens or vials and also has two zipped pockets to carry needles and wipes. It keeps insulin refrigerated for up to 24 hours, making it a great insulin travel cooler.
Great Insulin Cooler Wallet
This insulated cooler bag comes with an 8oz ice gel pack included and it will keep your insulin cool for about 8 hours, winch make it a nice insulin wallet cooler to carry around when you are going to work.
It can hold up to 4 pens, and, since is larger than the average insulin cooler bag for diabetics, can hold all the needed supplies.
The Best NO ICE PACK insulin pen cooler case
The Frio insulin coolers don’t depend on an external source of refrigeration (like an ice pack) to keep your pens cool: they activate with water and keep insulin (and any other medication needed to keep refrigerated) at the proper temperature for up to 48 hours.
To activate a Frio insulin cooler, you just need to soak the bag in water for 5 to 10 minutes, then let it dry for about half an hour and it will keep your medications cool and safe for long periods of time.
This reusable Frio insulin cooler bags are reusable and come on several colors and sizes, and because there are not ice packs, they are very ligh.
What you must take into consideration before buying an insulin cooler
First and most important think to consider is for how long you’ll have to keep your insulin into the insulin cooler case: will you use it only for a set amount of time every day, like going to school or work; or do you need a more flexible time management (traveling oversees and having to consider that you may encounter a delay on your fly). It’s also a good idea to consider if you’ll have access to a refrigerator while you are away from your home, or if, by the contrary, your insulin may have to be keep into your portable insulin cooler all the time.
It’s also a good idea to consider how many supplies (and what kind) will you need to carry with you: would you need extra syringes, or pen needles, test strips, glucose tablets?
If you’ll be flying, it’s also a good idea to have a written note from your physician indicating that you MUST carry your diabetic supplies on an insulin cooler bag with you. I never hear of anyone being stopped by TSA when carrying an insulin cooler bag for diabetics, but you can never be to careful when it comes to your own health.