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Injection techniques

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerri Jun 14, 2009. 15 Replies


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Gerri replied to Don's discussion 'Injection techniques'
"Hey Don, I had a terrible time with pain & bruising with pens. My first endo gave me pens free. Using syringes, I have no problem. Thin, narrow needles (I'm thin), no leaking, no pain, no stinging. I use the pinch technique--bunch up a bit…"
Jun 14, 2009
William Michael Kemp replied to Don's discussion 'Injection techniques'
"rotate your shots thoroughly. That is, try to get a pattern, routine, so that you can avoid saturating any given area with too many shots. there are more good injection sites than you might think. The first 30 or so years that I was diabetic,…"
Jun 14, 2009
Annette Popowitz replied to Don's discussion 'Injection techniques'
"I use the Humalog and Lantus Pens and the drugstore didn't have my regular needles and sent me the minis........I noticed that my numbers have been considerably higher since using them.....I still a little 'zoftic' (but working on…"
Jun 14, 2009
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"Good for you. It's hard to do this approach as a type 1. Being insulin dependent you have to watch your levels so often during the day that you sometimes need to eat some carb to bring your bs up. I have a busy job during working in Grand…"
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Posted on October 15, 2007 at 12:30pm 3 Comments

Anyone taking cinnamon? I know that I've read some type 2s claim that it helps control blood sugar yet I read an article referring to a study done with type 1 children and it didn't effect their A1Cs. I've been taking the tablets with meals and it seems like it has kind of stabilized my numbers. Maybe it's all mental who knows. It's like ginseng or ginko or any herb. No real science behind it but there are those who swear by it. I'm type 1 by the way. Just curious if anyone else has tried it… Continue

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At 3:47pm on January 26, 2014, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
(You haven't commented in a long while. Have you been away?
Is everything alright....can we help??)

At 4:12am on January 26, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Don, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 10:11am on January 26, 2013, Linda G said…

Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!

At 4:32am on January 26, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Don. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 7:08pm on January 26, 2009, Debe said…
Happy Birthday!!!!

At 3:53pm on January 26, 2009, tracy said…
Don - Happy Birthday!!
At 9:01am on October 18, 2007, Ken Winters said…
You're right Don, the value of insurance takes on a whole new significance when we become T1. When I was diagnosed in 1976, a bottle of Lente insulin, some urine test strips, and 30 syringes was all I needed for a months care (approximately $40). Now, between my pump supplies, test strips, CGMS sensors, insulin, etc. my monthly supply cost is more like $700 (luckily, a significant part is covered by my insurance).
If I lost my insurance, I'd have to give up the level of flexibility and control I now have and go back to a much more regimented treatment system. So, for me at least, the option of trying to live footloose and fancy-free is no longer a consideration (of course, 5 kids and a mortgage doesn't help either). When it comes down to it, my health is more important than my job satisfaction. I can pursue fun and creativity outside of my work time.
At 12:32pm on October 16, 2007, Kristen said…
Just say something. They wont get mad. I think you told me that story before. But I wont call you rich any more. I will say Don and then everyone will say DON. They usually forget and follow the first one who says the name. LOL
At 11:26am on October 16, 2007, beth said…
When I was in grad school (painting), we actually had a class on surviving as an artist. One of the best things they did for us was pass out a sheet of places that offer health insurance plans to their part time employees. I *think* Starbucks and Fedex were on the list... granted, not the funnest kind of employment, but for health insurance, a part time less-than-awesome job is worth it! I'm fortunate to have insurance, though I absolutely worry about the future and any changes in mine or my husband's employment.

My husband's a musician too! Manny (the awesome guy who created this site) is always looking for music as background tracks to his weekly podcasts; you might send him a few of your tunes :)

Nice to meet you :)
At 8:33am on October 16, 2007, Ken Winters said…
You're welcome Don. I don't buy into the complication lotto idea. That may have made sense back in the 70's (before any of the long-term studies), but I think the evidence is pretty strong now that our lifestyle and BG control definitely are a big factor.
Your approach is a good one. Find whatever works to control your BG first, then as you gain experience you'll be able to add more flexibility into your lifestyle and still enjoy good control. I ate a Twinkie last night (not an everyday thing), 2 hours after my dinner, and my BG never went over 100 :-)



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