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Needle Diabetics

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

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how many uses per syringe for you?

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

New Member Intros (please)

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Skipping Insulin Doses

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how to tell if my insulin froze?

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Type 1 introduction.

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Purchase a Pen

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I port advance

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New to insulin. Just joined this group

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Burning upon injection???

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

Meal time Insulin

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bloody needles

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

Needles Bending

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Mealtime insulin?

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

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Comment by Jake on June 11, 2009 at 6:51am
Speaking of types.. Iv always been referred to as Type I, even though i came down with it in my mid 20s... The critics are still out...whether its a side effect of a medication I was taking years ago, or if its just biology (Iv been CT'ed a few times due to GI issues).. and they keep noticing a piece of my pancreas is missing. Not an artifact, but actually missing.
Comment by Jake on June 11, 2009 at 6:48am
Iv actually heard Lantus referred to as the "Poor man's pump"... Sadly to say, its very true... But truth be told dealing with lantus even twice a day was a lot less twitchy than NPH .... Im halfway decent at predicting roughly how many carbs are in a meal, or at least enough Humalog to cover them...
Comment by JDavid on June 6, 2009 at 4:54pm
MELISSA: NO NO NO! (cont below)
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Comment by melissa on November 16, 2008 at 6:33pm
Delete Comment Hello from a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic. =)

Currently, I take 20 units of Lantus and was lowered to 3 units of Humalog/meal today after having normal to low readings the past 3 days. I do have Humulin R to use as my sliding scale on an as needed basis.

I currently inject with syringes, although when I was first diagnosed, I was told I was a good candidate for a pump.

My doc discussed with me today the possibility of eventually coming off of insulin and being able to go back to pills, provided I continue my current readings, diet and exercise regimen. Woohoo!

===END== C_N_P=======

IF? you are a true type-1, you DO NOT make ANY natural insulin and REQUIRE insulin.......PERIOD end of story...that is MY understanding anyhooooo

(*&*( GOMER
Comment by David B. on May 16, 2009 at 9:54pm
type 2 switched off oral meds to insulin only by endo March 2009; currently taking 82 units of Lantus at night and 50 units of novalog with meals 3x daily currentlyly use pens for novalog & syringes for Lantus; testing 3x daily before meals and when necessary. Still trying to get better control. last A1c 7.2;
Comment by Cathy on January 7, 2009 at 7:02pm
Hello, I take 160 units of Lantus. 80 in the morn. 80 at night. I also take byetta and Novolog R on a sliding scale. So I use pens and syringes. I am a human pin cushion.
Comment by melissa on November 16, 2008 at 6:33pm
Hello from a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic. =)

Currently, I take 20 units of Lantus and was lowered to 3 units of Humalog/meal today after having normal to low readings the past 3 days. I do have Humulin R to use as my sliding scale on an as needed basis.

I currently inject with syringes, although when I was first diagnosed, I was told I was a good candidate for a pump.

My doc discussed with me today the possibility of eventually coming off of insulin and being able to go back to pills, provided I continue my current readings, diet and exercise regimen. Woohoo!
Comment by KayKay on October 11, 2008 at 12:18am
Hi, I'm Katelyn...
i just joined this website like a few minutes ago.
anyone from az?
Comment by Jessie on October 3, 2008 at 11:35am
They asked me when I was diagnosed if I wanted info about a pump and for me needles are just easier. I know that the pump would be safer because its "brain" is alot smarter at figuring out your numbers and amount then my brain! But im sticking to needles for now.(no pun intended) Glad im not the only one.
Comment by Javier Ferrer on August 3, 2008 at 7:54pm
Hey Guys here I am supporting the group I am aneedle user for 24 yrs with NPH and Humalog insulins. Greetings from Puerto Rico
Comment by Kathy on August 3, 2008 at 12:51pm
Hiya - I have had db for 34 years and am still taking MDI's. There have been many times when I felt that the pumpers were judging me (in a not nice way). "Pump arrogance" and "pump superiority" attitudes seem to be somewhat cmmonplace, but I try not to let it bother me.
Currently, I have no intention of going on a pump. But, that may change tomorrow.
I have some "food issue" problems so my AlC's always hover around 7. But I look forward to seeing your post tomorrow - you obviously have met with success and we can always benefit by what others have to teach us. Thanks.
 

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