Needle Diabetics


Needle Diabetics

For diabetics on insulin via pens and syringes on fixed or sliding scale...

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Diabetes Forum

Skipping Insulin Doses

Started by JDavid. Last reply by MikFly Feb 8. 26 Replies

New Member Intros (please)

Started by JDavid. Last reply by nunnurse Dec 21, 2014. 63 Replies

Type 1 introduction.

Started by newbeach. Last reply by Piscesyin Jan 15, 2014. 1 Reply

Purchase a Pen

Started by Jonathan. Last reply by Sheepdogs Dec 13, 2013. 9 Replies

I port advance

Started by KrabbyKelly. Last reply by Budababe Nov 1, 2013. 2 Replies

New to insulin. Just joined this group

Started by jeanettephx. Last reply by GRBernard Jul 24, 2013. 3 Replies

Burning upon injection???

Started by Kyle M. Last reply by nygrl Jul 2, 2013. 6 Replies

Meal time Insulin

Started by CJ D2. Last reply by Scott A Jun 2, 2013. 4 Replies

how to tell if my insulin froze?

Started by marty1492. Last reply by Diabeticglasses Apr 9, 2013. 3 Replies

bloody needles

Started by Rashard. Last reply by JaninaWalker Mar 18, 2013. 3 Replies

Needles Bending

Started by MapleSugar. Last reply by Sandy Feb 24, 2013. 9 Replies

Mealtime insulin?

Started by Proxii. Last reply by GRBernard Feb 16, 2013. 4 Replies

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Comment by patti lang on December 23, 2014 at 6:34am

Thanks Trudy!

Comment by Trudy on December 23, 2014 at 5:54am

Hi patti. I think we've all done this at least once, then tried to find ways to prevent it's happening again. I put two heavy rubber bands around my Levemir pen so it will be different from my Apidra pen. I'm glad this situation turned out OK for you. Btw, I would suggest that you go to the General Forum on the Homepage or the chat room for emergencies, you should get quick and probably multiple responses in them.

Comment by patti lang on December 23, 2014 at 3:22am

Thanks FionaT1! Everything turned out fine.

Comment by patti lang on December 23, 2014 at 3:20am

Comment by FionaT1 on December 22, 2014 at 11:31am
Yep I think everyone has been there once or twice. Yeah ur doing the right thing. Im sure u will be fine
Comment by patti lang on December 20, 2014 at 5:45am

Has anyone ever injected the wrong type of insulin? Silly me, I took 19u of novolog instead of lantus. I've been checking my bs every 20 minutes and drinking regular soda. ?...

Comment by David (dns) on July 18, 2013 at 5:01pm

I usually have the blood drawn 2 or 3 days before my 90 day doctor appointment. That way the results are available by the time I go in for the appointment. They are then posted online where I can view them at leisure.

Comment by GRBernard on July 17, 2013 at 8:35am

At my clinic I get a note to check my on-line information, so it's usually only a couple of days. I also get a note from the my Diabetes Support Team but snail-mail takes a little longer.

Were I you and I thought things were moving too slowly I'd have a chat with your medical folks.
I view managing my diabetes as my job, and I am The Boss. In that role my success depends on using all of the resources available to me, which includes my medical support team. I expect them to call me on my failings (although I have very few of those), and I in turn will point out theirs.
Hope that helps - Guy

Comment by MapleSugar on July 17, 2013 at 12:51am


About how long should it take for me to get my Hemoglobin A1c results?


Comment by MapleSugar on December 13, 2012 at 11:21pm

Ahh. I always do that anyway.

I seem to remember that the instruction sheet included with my needles, or insulin, or something says always to squirt a little out of the needle into the air while watching, before you actually inject, to make sure that the system isn't leaking somewhere. I do that because I'm the type who almost always follows instructions, unless I feel that I have a good reason not to.

They also suggest doing that because the needle might be clogged, but this looks to me like less of a problem: It once happened to me, and the back pressure is so enormous that it's impossible to push the plunger, so there's no danger that you won't notice.



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