I just thought for fun I would ask how many syringes everyone goes through in a week if on mdi. I know everyone is different and out of boredom last night I count my syringes from the past week. I went through 34, so I was kinda curious.
My RX for pen needles on MDI was 300 a month... I would usually use all of 2 boxes and at least half of the 3rd... but when you consider I split my Lantus dose, and injected Novolog for EVERYTHING that I ate, not just at mealtimes.. they add up.
I got needles for free so it didn't make any sense to reuse them. Back when I was in college I would though, just so I had less junk to carry around.
I've been on the pump since last January, but I've still used a syringe whenever my set fails. Praise the Lord, this has only happened a couple of times. When I was on MDIs for almost 52 years I used one syringe a day for a total of seven per week. I started a fresh one at supper when I took my Lantus and then used it for at least four and sometimes five Novolog shots between then and the next supper time.
I dont use any I'm on the pump. I don't think I could ever go back to syringes.
Being on the pump makes me feel a bit normalar. I don't have to wonder
what people think when I take a shot at a restaurant. Actually I never
cared what they thought. I did care when people made verbal comments,
embarrasing me in public and bringing attention toward me. Even the
Medtronic with all their problems is much better than taking shots.
I can't see how people on Lantus and Humalog can take up to eight
shots a day. I think it puts too much pressure on trying to be in the
normal range when it's impossible to mimic a human pancreas, which
makes us abnormal in the never ending quest to be "Normal". At least with the pump we can make our settings with a basal rate for periods of time. It takes much of the pressure off me to control my sugars.
I would recommend for those on Multiple shots to strongly think about the pump.
Feel the difference ! Experience the Freedom !
Kathy, you are using the syringes way too many times.
You are adding stress on your body to fight the bacteria
caused by the over use of syringes. If you can't afford the
syringes that's one thing but I would reconsider what I'm asking
my body to do. I hope you keep a large amount of alcohol on hand.
I just wouldn't push my body that way if there is no reason to do so.
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