"Like the others ..... welcome to the club. Yeah, been there, done that. I mean, really, it's gonna happen sooner or later. I'm so glad you got through it. And it sounds like your new wife (Michelle?) is a cool head. A very good sign. Good…"
"> How often do you change the needle on your pens?
Nobody, anywhere recommends this but I only change the needle occasionally. Or when it starts to feel dull; or if it gets bent; or if the pen is used in a potentially dirty environment. Sometimes…"
"Wow. Lots of great feedback. All of it is good even if not all of it is in total agreement. I didn't read each and every comment closely but I read enough to appreciate what a great opportunity this is for .... you, the CG, your school…"
"Obviously, per many of the responses here, lots of people do inject through their clothes. Regularly. I had no idea it was so common. I've injected through my clothes only occasionally on an as necessary for the circumstance basis. I just…"
"Wow. That's some fine sensation sensing. Really? I'm impressed. And envious. I was not aware one could do this. What is it precisely you discern? I would love to be able to foretell if an injection is going to be a bleeder. But I've…"
"Rosie, where are you injecting when you get these lumps? Do they occur only at certain injection sites and not at other sites? How often does this happen? How long do the pink lumps remain? How long do they ache? What kind of insulin are your using?…"
"PS - I've posted this suggestion to other threads but I think it worth posting again. In every city there are one or two or three or more drug stores that specialize in diabetes supplies and support. These are typically independent drug stores…"
"There are many options depending on just how much you want to carry and whether you want to carry it altogether or in 1, 2 or 3 separate packages. For example, I use my glucometer more than anything else so I carry it (and all associated supplies)…"
"Not sure about putting it back in the fridge once opened. I never have. This is my 3rd time using insulin in about 8 years. I need insulin during pregnancy. Although I did start lantus before I got pregnant this time. I…"
"I also am on Lantus and Novolog (flexpen ) and have been on both for 6 years. I am still refining the Lantus and the sliding scale for the Novolog. I started out on 15U of Lantus once a day, at present I am down to 10U twice a day. It seems I was…"
"from what I read, once a pen is opened, you have to toss it 10 days later.
I use mine till it's gone, regardless of the time frame. And once opened, I don't put it back into the fridge.
At nearly $300/box, it's like liquid gold."
"I'm on the Lantus SoloStar pen, Lindsay. It COMES with 300 ml of Lantus (insulin glucogene) pre-loaded. All you have to do is attach a pen needle, and dial your dose. Mine is 20 units, so that's not too bad. …"
"I was just put on insulin YESTERDAY (I guess my time of pills and diet only are gone!), and in reading all the documentation that came with my Lantus SoloStar said that if I put the pen in the fridge after first use, that taking it out and injecting…"
"Bummer. Yet another reason I prefer the more durable re-usable cartridge pens to the cheaper, plastic, throw-away pens. (sigh) But that's progress, eh?
Regarding your description of your problem its not clear whether the problem is in the…"
"I have at least six hundred units of novolog in the fridge has been there since the 28 days are up three pens. was scared to use any after the 28 days, I had a buddy who's been dealing with the d since he was 4 and told me that expired insulin…"
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