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 Post subject: Frio Wallet
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:45 pm 
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There was a discussion regarding concerns about keeping EpiPens cool in warm weather in another thread.

I just happen to came across this website about a product that addresses these concerns. It's really cool!! (no pun intended!) It's called the frio wallet and was originally created to keep insulin cool in warm weather.

This web site does a good job of explaining how it works for Epis as well.

http://www.allergyfacts.org.au/PDF/Frio%20Wallet.pdf

Here is a Canadian website where you can order them.

http://www.frio.ca/retail.html

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:03 pm 
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That is extremely cool! (Haha) We should do a bulk order for the group, Denise!

K.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:26 am 
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That's neat... I wonder if it would work to prevent it from getting too cold too!

I'll have to check it out!

thanks!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:53 pm 
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Has anyone bought this product? If so, what did you think about it? A friend of mine was wondering, so I said I would ask for her...

The company told her that the Frio Duo-Pen Wallet would be able to hold an EpiPen in its protective tube - is this true?

K.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:29 am 
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The duo is 3" x 7", while the large is 5" x 7".
I think it might work well with the Twinject as these are thinner than the Epi-Pen.
We carry mulitple Epi-Pens so maybe the large could carry two...not sure really.

I don't leave them in the car as they are worn in a fanny belt, but if I had to leave them, I'd put them in a small insulated bag (of which I have many, but that's another post...).

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:10 am 
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Thanks Susan. My friend got some other feedback and thinks she will buy one, so I will let you know what she says...

I wonder if this company would consider making a bag that is specifically for epi auto-injectors.... I would think there is a market for them, non?

K.

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- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:58 pm 
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Yes!
To both the demand for a specifically sized wallet and also to letting me know how your friend likes her new wallet. :)

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