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Insulin must be protected from heat and cold
Insulin is a temperature-sensitive drug, i.e. the effective components disintegrate when the corresponding temperatures are exceeded or below. For insulin, this area is in most cases between 2°C and 30°C when it is currently in use, or between 2°C and 8°C when stored.
This means that if the insulin has become too warm or too cold, the desired amount of insulin in the body no longer becomes effective. This can, of course, have unpleasant consequences for therapy.
VIVI Cap1 is a medical device
The VIVI Cap1 currently is the only product of its kind that has a medical device approval, worldwide.
This also means that there are scientific studies published for the VIVI Cap1, which provide information on how well your insulin is protected.
How long does the battery last?
The VIVI Cap1 is equipped with a built-in battery. This battery is only responsible for powering the control LED. In general, the battery is designed to last for about 6 years. However, the duration of the battery is of course dependent on how often you press the control button for the temperature.
In other words, if you press the control button 32 times a day, then the battery lasts only about 1.5 years.
How long can I use the VIVI Cap1?
The actual function of the VIVI Cap1 is ensured by a so-called phase changing material. This material changes its state from solid to liquid at the moment when the insulin becomes warmer than 28°C. This process is very slow, and so the VIVI Cap1 manages to keep your insulin, even if it's very hot for more than 12 hours, always under 28 – 30°C.
This process from solid to liquid and back again can take place about 10,000 times before the material fatigues. In other words, if you have a job where you are exposed to a temperature of 50°C for 12 hours every day, then you can use the VIVI Cap1 for about 27 years (without taking a holiday). Of course, the control LED would no longer light up, but your insulin would be safe.