KIPCOOL INSULIN WALLET
WELCOME TO KIPCOOL INSULIN WALLET
People with diabetes who have to keep their insulin constantly cool have been very limited in their quest to achieve this objective. Now with KIPCOOL insulin wallet, you can conveniently keep your insulin cool for at least forty five hours repeatedly without electricity and in very hot environment.
KIPCOOL is a highly effective and low cost solution to keeping insulin cool. It is an innovative solution to the problem of keeping insulin at a safe temperature, without the need for either refrigeration or electricity. People living with diabetes, especially in sub Saharan Africa, who have to keep their insulin constantly cool, have been very limited in their quest to achieve this objective. This is owing to the relatively high temperature in this region coupled with incessant power outages. KIPCOOL wallets have been developed to keep insulin cool within safe temperatures of 18-26 C for at least 45 hours – even in constant environmental temperatures as high as 37.8 C. KIPCOOL is the ultimate stylish, light and compact accessory for the safe and convenient storage and transportation of insulin for up 28 days (one month).Note: 28 days (one month) is the lifespan of insulin in-use. Above all, the wallet is re-useable, durable and long lasting.
The principle is simple. To activate the wallet, it is immersed in cold water for 5-15 minutes (depending on the size). Crystals contained in the panels of the wallet then expand into gel, which remains cool for several days – relying on the process of evaporation for cooling.Although activated by water, a feature of KIPCOOL is that, after leaving it to drain, KIPCOOL wallet is dry to the touch. The Cambrelle cover supplied with the KIPCOOL wallet increases the wallet’s efficiency and allows it to be carried in a pocket or hand luggage as required. KIPCOOL wallet has been extensively tested by the British Medical Devices Evaluation Unit. KIPCOOL wallet has been endorsed by the Diabetes Association of Nigeria and has been scrutinized and passed for sale by FDA. KIPCOOL provides users with a new lease of life for daily use as well as for traveling and holidays. KIPCOOL WALLETS can also be used to keep other medications cool.
What temperature does KIPCOOL maintain?
KIPCOOL maintains the required temperature range – room temperature – for in-use insulin. Many ‘in-use’ medications can be stored or transported at room temperature – check your manufacturer’s information leaflet for your specific medication or, for further advice, call our Customer Support team on +234 80 3411 2811
How long is In-use Insulin safe in a KIPCOOL? When do I ‘top-up’/’re-activate’ my KIPCOOL?
28 days (one month) – this is the life of most in-use insulin. Please check your manufacturer’s information leaflet for the life span of your specific medication
Please read the full explanation below:
KIPCOOL insulin wallet is an evaporative cooling unit, purposely designed to keep in-use insulin cool within safe temperatures of 18-26°C (64.4-78.8°F) for 45 hours minimum, even in a constant environmental temperature of 37.8°C (100°F). The wallet can be ‘re-activated’/’topped-up’ to provide continuous safe storage conditions for subsequent periods of 45 hours minimum for up to 28 days (one month).
Note: 28 days (one month) is the life of in-use insulin. The wallet is re-useable.
Note: insulin must be at the manufacturer’s recommended temperature before being placed in KIPCOOL wallet. Please check the manufacturer’s information leaflet for your specific medication.
For continuous safe storage, KIPCOOL inner wallet should be re-immersed in water every 45 hours or sooner if the quantity of gel reduces and starts to return to its crystal form, i.e. crystals can be felt in the panels. When in continuous use, subsequent immersion periods will be shorter as the crystals will be continuously in gel form, i.e. 2-4 minutes will suffice (depending on the size of the wallet).
What is KIPCOOL’s average life span?
KIPCOOL has a manufacturer’s guarantee of 12 months.
Meanwhile, many customers have advised that their FRÍO® (KIPCOOL) has lasted for several years, but this will depend on how often it is used and how well it is cared for. Due to varying climatic and environmental conditions around the world, KIPCOOL may respond differently and age accordingly. If activated and used sensibly it will continue to respond to your needs over a long period of time. With age, the length of immersion time will increase but as long as the crystals expand into a gel it will function properly. When the crystals fail to expand, it is time for a replacement.
Note: KIPCOOL is re-usable; the life of ‘in-use’ insulin is one month.
Can KIPCOOL be used for other medication?
Yes, KIPCOOL wallets can be used for other medications that can be stored at room temperature. We strongly recommend that users of medication other than insulin ask their GP, pharmacist or the medication’s manufacturer for the safe travel data/safe travel allowance of their medication.
Note: the wallet does not keep medication as cold as a ‘fridge would (2-8°C (35.6-46.4°F)), but it does keep medication cool within safe temperatures of 18-26°C (64.4-78.8°F) for 45 hours minimum, even in a constant environmental temperature of 37.8°C (100°F).
Care of KIPCOOL Wallet: Drying-out, Cleaning and Storage
Drying Out, Cleaning and Storage
When not in use, remove the inner wallet from the outer cover and allow to completely dry out naturally until the gel returns to crystal form. To keep the crystals separate, give the wallet an occasional shake whilst drying out. Note: the drying out period can take 2-4 weeks depending on the environmental climate.
To accelerate the drying out period, various methods can be used:
1) place near a heat source such as a radiator or in an airing cupboard;
2) hang the wallet on a clothes line if the weather is suitable;
3) leave on a window sill in a sunny position; shaking at intervals will help.
DO NOT PLACE THE FRIO® WALLET IN A TUMBLE DRYER!
The outer cover of the wallet can be washed in warm water using a very mild detergent. The inner wallet can be spot cleaned by using a soft bristle brush (i.e. soft toothbrush or nail brush): dip the brush into slightly soapy water and spot clean the wallet. You can then rinse the wallet under running water without damaging the crystals inside. Alternatively, you can use a non-bleach anti-bacterial cleaning spray or an anti-bacterial kitchen or baby wipe to clean your wallet. DO NOT PLACE KIPCOOL WALLET IN A WASHING MACHINE!
Store your KIPCOOL wallet in a dry place until you next wish to use it.