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Needle Diabetics


Needle Diabetics

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

Members: 450
Latest Activity: Apr 6

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 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.
Comment by Sohair Abdel-Rahman on August 2, 2008 at 9:48am
what a brillient idea JDavid,
All over the world diabetics are still on basal and bolus doses,and as you said you can get controlled well on that.Pumps are expensive and not supplied for free in most countries
Comment by JDavid on August 1, 2008 at 11:13pm

I will try and post tomorrow a simple primer/guide on how to test BASAL and BOLUS insulin doses. I learned this from a pumper. I started insulin over 26 years ago, but only learned last fall HOW TO properly figure MY basal and bolus insulins. After decades of 2 shots/day I am now on MDI, multiple daily injections and now a member of the 5.x Club. From an a1c of 8.6 in April of '07 to 5.6 in July and the best part is, I am off the spike and dive roller coaster form the first time.

If you THINK complications happen to other people, think again!

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