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Insulin Pen Users

This is a place to talk about the use of insulin pens.

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OCD and Diabetes

Started by Cocheze 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

More Active Without A Pump?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by CJ yesterday. 2 Replies

New Insulins Coming Out

Started by Cocheze on Saturday. 0 Replies

What should I expect?

Started by Cocheze. Last reply by FionaT1 Apr 9. 10 Replies

of the pump on to pen

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

How long dose your pen last?

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

From pump to pen... And advice?!

Started by Michelle Page. Last reply by dalajosa Oct 2, 2013. 5 Replies

Accuracy of NovoPen Jr

Started by dalajosa Sep 2, 2013. 0 Replies

New pen user...tips?

Started by Alicia. Last reply by Ila Aug 21, 2013. 9 Replies

Injecting Through Clothing

Started by Leslie Dare. Last reply by Stavs Jul 10, 2013. 45 Replies

Changing needles on your pen.

Started by Mikey. Last reply by Ricky Joe May 5, 2013. 52 Replies

PEN MIX-UP

Started by Bram. Last reply by Lindsay Dec 2, 2012. 3 Replies

Pendiq insulin pen

Started by Jing Jing. Last reply by Jing Jing Nov 26, 2012. 3 Replies

Stinging from injection of humalog?

Started by Scott Berger. Last reply by Zolar1 Apr 11, 2012. 14 Replies

Novo Nordisk FlexTouch

Started by Khürt Williams Feb 8, 2012. 0 Replies

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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! http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/blogs/echo-pen-by-novonordisk-ha...

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.

Comment by Bryan Ritchie on December 26, 2013 at 3:40pm

Do they make a small insulin pen? I'm moving from a pump back to MDI and was wondering if anyone makes a smaller pen for easier portability.

Comment by CJ on September 19, 2013 at 5:31am

I sometimes notice some very slight liquid around my flex pens (novolog and Levemir. It's been happening for some time now and I'm thinking it's affecting my dosage and blood sugar levels, does any one else have this problem. The needles I use are Novofine 32G. I will be calling the manufacturers today.

Comment by rachems on August 21, 2013 at 1:44am
If I don't pinch I usually end up with a bruise. Don't know if anyone else finds this. Also, any other pen users been considering the pump?
Comment by Ila on July 6, 2013 at 6:46am

The recommendation for the Levemir pen is to hold the button down for a count of about 7 then keep the needle in for about another 10 or so. I do a total count of 30 and still have a drop on the needle when I pull it out.

Comment by justgeo1 on June 20, 2013 at 3:33am

I don't pinch I just stab it straight in and hold for a 10 count and that's it! :)

Comment by Thas on June 19, 2013 at 9:01pm
I saw on BD's website the recommendation to go straight in, no pinching. I've been doing that and find it works as expected.
Comment by Michael Nelson on June 19, 2013 at 8:55pm

Most the time, I get a little dribble. Hasn't caused any problems for me, just kinda used to it.

Comment by naomi on June 19, 2013 at 8:33pm
I've been doing 12 seconds pinched, 10 relaxed, and then 10 with the needle halfway. Still dribbly! What angle do ppl think works best?
 

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