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Insulin Injections

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathy Nov 23, 2012. 15 Replies

hiI recently started injections, tonight was my third one, what is the least painful part of the body to inject and is there any special techniques? The first 2 days I injected myself didnt feel it…Continue


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Kathy replied to Habsfan55's discussion 'Insulin Injections'
"Straight and fast does it for me. When I was diagnosed 39 years ago I remember the nurse saying our nerves on the skin are 1/3 of an inch apart, so sometime you hit one, other times you don't."
Nov 23, 2012
Wren replied to Habsfan55's discussion 'Insulin Injections'
"I remember being sent home with a Lantus pen last March and wondering how I was going to summon the courage to give myself shots every day! For a while, I wasn't very good at it and it often hurt. What works for me is to do it swiftly and with…"
Nov 23, 2012
JohnG replied to Habsfan55's discussion 'Insulin Injections'
"When I was doing injections I also found pins to be stiff, clumsy, and more painful. I use  BD U-100 Insulin Syringes 31g 8mm 3/10cc 1/2 unit markings for corrections.They are small, very smooth operating , and easy to handle. Part No. : 328440…"
Nov 23, 2012
Josephine A Ni Dhomhnaill replied to Habsfan55's discussion 'Insulin Injections'
"I find the quicker the better. So sorry that you are afraid of needles, that is just an awful burden. Your fear will go though. I usually inject in my stomach. I always found the pens a bit heavy, I prefer syringes cause they are lighter."
Nov 23, 2012
Gerri replied to Habsfan55's discussion 'Insulin Injections'
"Lantus stings because it's acidic. Levemir doesn't sting or burn, if you can change that would take care of the pain issue. Being afraid of needles sure doesn't help--sorry. I don't use my arms because I've hit muscle there.…"
Nov 23, 2012
Chris Miller replied to Habsfan55's discussion 'Insulin Injections'
"The finger pokes with lancets hurt more than any needle. I was injecting for 38 years, first with syringes, then pen needles, until finally starting on an insulin pump in July."
Nov 22, 2012
Kathyann replied to Habsfan55's discussion 'Insulin Injections'
"hi there, I use my stomach, thighs,arms. Just make sure you rotate or your skin will get tough and hard to puncture. I walk my needle across my skin. If I start to push and feel nerve pain I move the needle again until I find a less sensitive area.…"
Nov 22, 2012
Parrformance replied to Habsfan55's discussion 'Insulin Injections'
"I must agree, I was terrified of the pain of CGM insertion and caused myself a lot of discomfort with the method of insertion, now that I know what to expect the pain/discomfort no longer worries or bothers me."
Nov 22, 2012
Parrformance replied to Habsfan55's discussion 'Insulin Injections'
Nov 22, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to Habsfan55's discussion 'Insulin Injections'
"I have to tell you, over time I've come to feel that lancing for blood sugar testing hurts far more than injecting insulin. And I would encourage you to believe that with repeated injection you will feel less and less fear. In fact, exposure…"
Nov 22, 2012
JustLookin replied to Habsfan55's discussion 'Insulin Injections'
"I usually do stomach or love handles. I find upper tummy is more sensitive than lower (mostly). Stemwinder is right though, that sometimes you hit a sensitive area. Putting the needle in straight and fast helps, i find. Sometimes I pinch and…"
Nov 21, 2012
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Habsfan55's discussion 'Insulin Injections'
"I usually inject in my stomach or my thigh. It doesn't really matter where you inject because sooner or later your going to hit a nerve and it'll sting quite a bit. Practice does make things easier and soon you will get over your anxiety…"
Nov 21, 2012
acidrock23 replied to Habsfan55's discussion 'Insulin Injections'
"You have to pinch the skin up. That's critical to getting subcutaneous shots where they go and should help with pain issues."
Nov 21, 2012
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Insulin Injections

hiI recently started injections, tonight was my third one, what is the least painful part of the body to inject and is there any special techniques? The first 2 days I injected myself didnt feel it at all. had some discomfort afterwards but it didnt last any more than a few minutes. tonights injection was on the left upper side of my stomach and it actually hurt. I didnt pinch up the skin a bit like i did my first 2 times injecting myself. would that be part of the reason I felt it? I'm…See More
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Nov 21, 2012

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March 15, 2004
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a type 2 diabetic recently told to start taking insulin injections, I hate needles!

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At 7:14am on November 21, 2012, Doris D said…

Welcome to our family my friend!!!!! look at the groups and join any u want to. I'm hoping u enjoy it here with us come join uson our live chat at the bottom of our homepage anytime u want to

At 2:54am on November 21, 2012, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
At 2:19pm on November 20, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home (fellow) Habsfan!!!
Also...fellow Ontarian...fellow Type 2!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
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At 11:35am on November 20, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Habsfan- Welcome to TuD. We are glad you joined the community.

At 4:49am on November 20, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

You get used to them I do 4 shots a day. If needed more. I am 85 if I can do it you can do it. REED

At 4:48am on November 20, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!




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