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Hi there, I am a T2 diabetic and I use insulin injector pens to help maintain my blood sugar levels.  The modern insulin in these injector pens is fine for up to 14 days without refrigeration, but should be stored at 36 to 48 degrees Fahrenheit to keep it safe for longer periods of time. I’ve read somewhere here in the forums that the lowest temperature in the Viking stateroom refrigerators isn’t all that cold. If true, this question is for you World Cruisers on Viking who are also insulin-dependent diabetic, how have you handled your insulin refrigeration needs?

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13 hours ago, X-IO1 said:

Hi there, I am a T2 diabetic and I use insulin injector pens to help maintain my blood sugar levels.  The modern insulin in these injector pens is fine for up to 14 days without refrigeration, but should be stored at 36 to 48 degrees Fahrenheit to keep it safe for longer periods of time. I’ve read somewhere here in the forums that the lowest temperature in the Viking stateroom refrigerators isn’t all that cold. If true, this question is for you World Cruisers on Viking who are also insulin-dependent diabetic, how have you handled your insulin refrigeration needs?

 

This is one of those kinds of questions that really should have some input from Viking directly. Contact Viking at tellus@vikingcruises.com (include name, booking number and phone number) and they will either answer any questions you have about insulin storage or put you in touch with the department that can best answer them. They will be able to tell you if the temp on the in-room fridge can be regulated and if there is alternative storage (at a constant temperature) for the quantity of  drugs it seems you will have to carry for a World Cruise.

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If you are already booked on a World Cruise, suggest using the World Cruise desk -  worldcruiseservices@vikingcruises.com

quoting your booking number. We have sent a number of queries & always get prompt responses.

 

If not already booked, concur with Peregrina and use the "Tellus". They also monitor this Board, so you may even get a reply one here.

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we were on a WC and my friend had her "allergy"  shot vial kept in the medical clinic.

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1 hour ago, deec said:

we were on a WC and my friend had her "allergy"  shot vial kept in the medical clinic.

 

That is what I had in the back of my mind when I said to contact "TellUs" but Andy's suggestion is even better.

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"horses' mouth is always the best". no assuming!

 

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