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Where To Inject Victoza
Insulin pump: Most Primary Care doctors and Endocrinologists get visits from Pharmaceutical company reps and they often leave "pumps" to show to you. Every one will tell you which one is better than the others, but that is your choice. All pumps are excellent and they are improving over time. Pumps are most often used in type 1 diabetes and that is the best way to go. The new systems will improve with time. ...Read more
In veins: Most chemo is delivered systemically. There has to be constant access to veins. When veins of the hands or arms are employed they eventually thrombose and cant be used. Other access sites are employed such as a pic line where the catheter is passed up a vein in the arm and fixed in place for easy access. Otherwise a subclavian port is positioned with the reservoir on the chest wall for access. ...Read more
Abdomen or thigh: Depending on the patient, Insulin is usually given in either the abdomen or thigh, and most patients report the abdomen hurts less. That said, Insulin needles are so small and slim, they usually hurt very little anywhere you use them. Remember, it's important to move your injection sites around to prevent skin problems. ...Read more
DIY it's not ..: Epinephrine is a very potent vasoconstrictor and a heart stimulant. Generally it shoud not be injected where blood vessel spasm may kead to the lack of blood flow (ischemia) or systemic side effects, when it gets in the blood stream. I would advise not to attempt it yourself and discuss with healthcare prefessional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I need to rotate injection sites when I inject enbrel (etanercept)? Why can't I inject the same place?
Probably nobody know: Doubt it's been done (at least intentionally). No reason to do so and no reason to believe it is safe. I would guess it would be tolerated but i probably nobody knows. ...Read more
Not a good idea.: Usually Insulin is given in places where there is some significant fat like arm, abdominal wall, thigh etc, but skin is easy to penetrate with Insulin needle without much pain. In the scalp the skin is thick, fat is there but less when compared to other locations .Thick skin when penetrated with a needle , will be more painful and also the bore of the needle should be high for that thick skin ...Read more
How long before technology advances to the point where diabetics do not need to use needles to get insulin?
Artificial pancreas: Many top research groups have been working on a so-called artificial pancreas. On dec. 2, 2011, some national publications announced that the fda will expedite the process to get the devices developed for certain patients: http://yourlife.Usatoday.Com/health/story/2011-12-02/fda-speeds-development-of-artificial-pancreas-systems/51579288/1 a draft was also released by the fda for comment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask a local doc: Why don't you ask your family doctor or a local GI specialist that question? ...Read more
Insulin syringes: You require special graduated Insulin needles, they are designed to accurately measure the units of Insulin you require. You wipe the top with alcohol draw back what you need wipe the skin and inject the tiny Insulin needle into the fatty layer of your skin Simple almost painless ...Read more
Which reaction: Is this lipoatrophy or lipohypertrophy? Are you referring to redness or puffiness at the injection site? ...Read more
Ventilation: Ventilation part of study is inhaled gas such as xenon 33. Perfusion portion of study with tc99m maa is injected through peripheral vein such as arm. Volume of injection is quite small. ...Read more
I was prescribed intramuscular vitamins and given insulin syringes and told to inject into the glutes. I don't think the needle reaches the muscle. Will it still work if it goes into fat?
Yes,but ask 4 longer: Yes, it should still work, but it would be better to inject into muscle. I usually use one and a half inch long (but thin like 27 guage) needles to inject into muscle. You can also inject into the back of your upper arm where there is less fat between the muscle and skin so that your current needles will reach muscle. Ask your doc for longer needles! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great question!: If you figure that one out, you will probably win the nobel prize in medicine. There are easily over 100 different defects in Insulin signaling (how Insulin talks to cells) which have been described in type 2 diabetic patients, ranging from mild to severe. That's one of the reasons why coming up with a cure for this disease is so difficult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does the ink in the fluoroscopy epidural steroid injection transforaminal supposed to look like?
Transforaminal Inj: In the transforaminal approach to the epidural steroid injection the nerve is coated with the steroid/anesthetic mixture. Usually the dye can look like its outlining the nerve, outlining the epidural space or even outline both the nerve and epidural space. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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