Needle Diabetics


Needle Diabetics

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

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Started by JDavid. Last reply by Kate Oct 6. 62 Replies

how many uses per syringe for you?

Started by ryan. Last reply by Michelle p Jun 18. 67 Replies

Skipping Insulin Doses

Started by JDavid. Last reply by Olivia Feb 4. 25 Replies

how to tell if my insulin froze?

Started by marty1492. Last reply by Emmy Jan 27. 4 Replies

Type 1 introduction.

Started by newbeach. Last reply by Piscesyin Jan 15. 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

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 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.


Comment by JDavid on December 13, 2012 at 3:36pm


What does "priming the needle" mean?

Priming the needle is simply pushing out any air in the needle with insulin. If you fail to prime the needle, syringe or pen, you may not get a proper accurate dose.


Comment by Linda G on December 13, 2012 at 1:00pm

A new group is born....Type 2 Teens!!!
Geared to teens and young adults!
It's Open House! Come and check it out :)

Comment by MapleSugar on December 4, 2012 at 3:32am


What does "priming the needle" mean?


Comment by meee on November 26, 2012 at 7:13pm

re: Bruising... I thought I was bruising due to being on warfarin.. which I think I was, they were darker bruises and they only happened when my inr went up it seemed. But now that I'm off it for 2 weeks currently I am still bruising. My inr nurse said to put pressure on the site you inject in that will stop bruising.. I think I will start doing that.

I use the bd very fine needles and I think this may help too. But sometimes I have pain and sometimes I don't, if I prime the needle I seem to have more due to insulin burning me. I have had larger bruises with large needles on syringes from insulin and lovenox.

Comment by meee on November 26, 2012 at 7:06pm

hello Jing Jing,

yes I have heard of it and I may try it eventually, but I would have to switch insulins to do it they say since the novolog pen refills don't fit pendiq... I think maybe I could inject it into another cartridge maybe though. If you live in the us though, you have to have it shipped to somone in the UK or Europe and have them ship it to you... they won't ship it here yet. It would certainly make treating yourself more similar to a pump since you can do very small adjustments when needed. I am currently using the novopen junior which has .5 doses, have you tried that?

Comment by Jing Jing on November 26, 2012 at 3:35am

Anyone here ever hear of the Pendiq insulin pen - I think it's German? This pen can dose in 0.1U increments although the minimum dose is 0.5U. I could really use this pen but it is not available here in the USA - how typical!!!!

I could also use the Novopen Echo but it also is not available here.

Pendiq site:


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