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What to Expect: Injections

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Vickie

    Humera has a great program available for people without insurance. (Many pharmaceutical companies do.)

    There is also a 3 mos Humera gap card available for people with insurance. This offers protection when changing jobs, etc. (I do not know if other companies have this.)

    If you are refrigerating meds, I have suggestions –

    Consider getting a two piece refrigerator thermometer. One piece sits on the counter, the other goes in the refrigerator.

    It is astonishing how much the temperature can fluctuate. I check the refrigerator temperature almost every time I walk through the kitchen. Very good habit.

    We use the meat drawer for med storage. We put four water bottles in the back of the drawer, they help keep the temperature steady.

    If we know we are going to impact the refrigerator temperature, putting away a few leftovers or cold groceries for example, we put 2-4 freezer packs on top the shelf that is directly above the meat drawer. This stabilizes the drawer temp.

    If we are putting away a lot of room temperature stuff (several bags of apples, Thanksgiving leftovers) we put them on the porch for a couple hours first, to get them very cold.

    I have also put things in a second smaller refrigerator to get them very cold during warmer months (like a big pack of water bottles).

    Our second refrigerator does not work for med storage. Even filled with cold water bottles and never opened, the small refrigerator’s temp fluctuates greatly.

    If your company does not provide sharps containers, you can use a liquid laundry soap container, tape it shut, label it, put it in your garbage.

    Good luck. I know it is a lot at first. It gets easier.


    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you Vickie! These are fantastic tips! Especially the sharps containers. What a good idea!

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