Yes, lantus also burned and itched for a little while when I took it. Just make sure the redness doesn't turn into an infection, and you should be fine.
Yes I experience3d itching, swelling, and redness after my basal injections while on shots.
Lantus is very acidic, so for some it can really burn. I have heard some say that Lantus at room temperature has less burning.
Lantus can be stored either in the refrigerator or at room temperature, but only for 28 days. Lantus is perhaps the most fragile of all the insulin variants.
I've read that anything over about 7 units at one time can cause absorption problems. Though I don't know if I'd be willing to take 7 separate shots! Glad you will be back on with your pump on Monday!
Why is it they don't make more concentrated insulin than u100
they used to make different ones, I wonder if it would be less profit, or is it just too dangerous if people got mixed up.
I don't use that much insulin and i'm on a pump. I average 35 units a day.
How small could pumps be with more concentrated insulin, also an injection of 50 seems silly. At least double it up so someone like Amanda can use 25.
I wonder that the deal is with that.
Bernstein suggests that insulin becomes variable with injections over 7 units. While I don't bother (and I take 30 units at night), once you get to 50 units you really need to consider splitting the doses. 50 units is a large enough dose that you can get real variability, sometimes the insulin will all stay in a little pocket and other times it will disperse out. This can be a real problem, but if you are just doing this a few days, don't worry about it. All you do to split the injection is to just inject half one plance and half another place.
There is a U-500 version or Regular (R) insulin. It has a very different insulin action profile compared against U-100 (R) and acts more like a long-acting basal insulin. There are also U-40 insulins made for pets.
I know that an injection of 50 units seems large, but there are members here who struggle with total daily doses of hundreds of units. You need the amount of insulin you need. If you become insulin resistant, you need more insulin. I need 50 units of basal (but I am diagnosed T2).
Pain not so much but the areas where I do inject large amounts of insulin are quite sensitive. Redness yes, but not swelling. Since your body has been off it for 10 years it most likely is not used to being injected at the rate that you are injecting. I take 50 units of Levemir every 24 hours which I break it down to 25 units every 12 hours.
So sorry. Change and the uncomfortable feelings it can cause also affects your BG readings. Room temp insulin is easier on the body, and I often think it absorbs and acts better. I often take syringes with me when I travel and wonder how I would react if I have to use them.
Have you checked with the local hospitals and their CDEs? They often stash suplies for emergencies. Or call minimed. I certainly do know THEY stash. Check it out!
I think that Lantus hurts less at room tempurature than when it is cold. I leave it in fridge until about 24 hours before I need to start using it. I noticed the burning more when I first started taking it; now I am pretty used to it so it usually doesn't cause me any pain. By now you should already have your pump supplies, so Happy Pumping!!