Insulin Pen Users

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Changing needles on your pen.

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New pen

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What should I expect?

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Pump to shots

Started by Jamie. Last reply by Robin Neel Oct 28, 2014. 4 Replies

I'm thinking about going from pump to pen.

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Low-Carb on MDI?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by Sumattox Aug 22, 2014. 5 Replies

New Insulins Coming Out

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by FP1966 Aug 10, 2014. 3 Replies

Injecting Through Clothing

Started by Leslie Dare. Last reply by lh378 Aug 7, 2014. 46 Replies

Insulin pen cases- child proof

Started by Tziporah May 28, 2014. 0 Replies

More Active Without A Pump?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by Cocheze May 10, 2014. 8 Replies

The Beach

Started by FionaT1. Last reply by dawn Apr 24, 2014. 3 Replies

From pump to pen... And advice?!

Started by Michelle Page. Last reply by Jan Apr 19, 2014. 6 Replies

OCD and Diabetes

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by Jan Apr 19, 2014. 1 Reply

of the pump on to pen

Started by Kiminee. Last reply by christy Apr 8, 2014. 8 Replies

How long dose your pen last?

Started by Kiminee. Last reply by dalajosa Oct 3, 2013. 2 Replies

Accuracy of NovoPen Jr

Started by dalajosa Sep 2, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by Lindsay on January 21, 2015 at 6:21pm

To Rustydog:
I don't see why you couldn't. I've never done exactly that but I've often jumped back and forth between different strategies and protocols. The key is to pay good attention and know what it is you're doing. A multi-insulin multi-injection strategy is conceptually similar to a pumping strategy. Just a little less granular. Transitioning from one strategy to another requires close attention for a few days (maybe a week) during the transition but there is no physiological or metabolic reason you can't go back. It's not a one way street.

Comment by rustydog on January 21, 2015 at 12:02pm

one of my questions is this: if you are on 2 different pen injections and you want to switch over to a pump, if you dont like the pump can you switch back over to the insulin?

Comment by rahul aswani on November 25, 2014 at 11:34pm

I am juvenile diabetic for 30 years.... tried several insulin's and different regimes.... finally following worked for me (excellent control on HbA1c and lows n highs) although it requires 4 shots a day.
Morning - Lantus(basal) 12 + 6 NovoRapid
Lunch 6 Novorapid
Dinner 6 Novorapid
Actually Novorapid acts extremely fast and helps to control PP sugar.. Hope this regime helps somebody....

Comment by Lindsay on November 25, 2014 at 9:19am

I too had erratic nighttime & early morning highs. Like Monika I've tried multiple injection strategies to manage my BG's. Including splitting my basal dose and offsetting the injection times. What seemed to work one week didn't work so well in later weeks. Obviously the more exotic (read: fractured) the strategy the more attention (read: testing) need be done. At some point I believe simple is preferable to complex. For example, one Dr had me using 2 doses of Levemir (am & pm) to serve as my basal insulin. This produced some better morning BGs for awhile but it also introduced still more onset curves to account for and got pretty erratic over time. To simplify I went with one dose of Lantus in the late morning (11:00). That seems to be working better for me now. As in everything else re: IDDM, YMMV.

Comment by Thas on November 25, 2014 at 9:00am
Yes. I was splitting my long acting insulin. For me, an even split at 7am and 11pm worked best, but I still had some issues. Work with your medical team to find what works best.
Comment by Monika V. on November 25, 2014 at 8:23am

I have been TID for 19 years and have tried both 1 dose of long acting and splitting as well. I find that I am better managed, with fewer lows AND highs when I split. I do half in the morning and then the other half at bedtime. I tried 7am and 7pm but it seemed to work better when I waited 2 or 3 more hours at night. I have also tried not splitting it exactly down the middle, depending on when I'm high the most (so for ex: you have a total dose of 40, and you are high at night, so you could try taking 18 in the am and 22 at night). It's worth trying! Good luck!!

Comment by FionaT1 on November 25, 2014 at 2:23am

Has any1 split their long acting insulin. Im goin high over night and low during the day when I increase the amount. Not looking for medical advise just want to know ppls experiences or any advice ye may have

Comment by JesPatt on June 14, 2014 at 8:36am

Is anyone in the US using the PENDIQ pen? We are currently use the Echo but need to switch to Humalog and I would like a pen that store/tracks injections.

Comment by Emmy on January 28, 2014 at 11:51pm

I started a blog post on the Echo pen, if anyone is interested in following or posting, so people can stay informed about this cool new pen!

Comment by Emmy on January 27, 2014 at 8:09pm

Hi Bryan, there isn't a smaller pen that I know of, but syringes can be fairly portable if you prefill them, especially if you only need small doses. I use a pen.


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