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what if you hit vein when giving insulin shot

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Lowers blood sugar: Commonly used site of administration for certain hospitalized patients.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
Dr. Ira Katz answered
23 years experience Endocrinology
Don't Worry: This is an old concern & particularly with rapid insulin. With insulin pens & small needles it is hard to hit a large vein. You most likely h ... Read More
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Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Probably nothing: Several studies have shown to increase in injections if you do not disinfect, but it is still a good idea to do so.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No big deal: This is actually not uncommon and it could happen to anyone. The simple answer is nothing major will happen to you if you do this. You most likely w ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Ice!: My advice to our pediatric patients is to ice the injection site for about 30-60 seconds prior to giving the injection. The cold helps to shrink away ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Don't understand: Please provide further information. Where was the fluid? Don't understand your question.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Hi. Yes, insulin is as safe in pregnancy as any other time. The one big inherent risk with insulin is hypoglycemia. The risk of hypoglycemia is, of co ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes they do: Yes they do burn, Lantus, (insulin glargine) the long acting insulin tends to burn more so than the shorter acting Apidra, Humalog. Slow injection h ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Depends: The answer depends on the severity of your control and what regimen your doctor had chosen for you. It could be as low as 1 shot to 4 or more shots/d ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Many reasons: Some people are afraid that it will hurt. Others have the old stigma that if you use insulin, you will start losing limbs, go blind or die (from watc ... Read More
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