I was wondering if there is any common wisdom, or personal observations regarding insulin absorbtion rates and effectiveness using different length pen needles? I'm very thin, and have been using 5 or 6 mm needles-- anything longer than that would likely be into muscle on most sites. Even with the tiny difference between 4 and 5 mm I seem to notice some differences, but I can't pin down exactly what the different patterns are-- comments from other users would be welcome and might help me figure it out.

Thanks,
Sam

Views: 47

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I prefer to use the 8mm pen needles. Coming from the good old syringe times this gives me much more flexibility. Instead of injecting in 90° I prefer to use 45°. This means I will not inject deeper but the injection canal will be longer. To me this will make it much more likely that nothing will be leaking out afterwards. I am sensitive to insulin and use a half unit pen. Even small drops of leakage can have a great impact on my glucose control.

RSS

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

TuDiabetes Is Getting A Makeover!

Written By Emily Coles, TuDiabetes Community Manager. Last summer we surveyed members of TuDiabetes and EsTuDiabetes online communities, and gained some GREAT insights! We learned that our members are happy with the information and support they receive on TuDiabetes and Read on! →

An eye opening experience at @CWDiabetes!

Last month, I had one of the most amazing experiences I have had with technology since I have been living with diabetes. It happened at the Focus On Technology conference organized by Children With Diabetes in Los Angeles (the first Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service