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Why Does My Night Time Insulin Sting Me So Much After Injecting
Is it safe to use your diabetic needle twice when your injecting two different insulin's at the same time?
Not recommended: Once the needle goes through your skin, two things happen. First , it gets dull. Little bits of metal stick out, so the needle causes more pain with later injections, and the metal bits can break off under the skin causing soreness. Additionally, the needle can pick up bacteria from the skin, and when you insert the needle into the Insulin vial, contaminate the Insulin with bacteria. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When a person injects insulin in the same place for a long period of time, does the skin harden over time?
When a person injects insulin in the same place for a long period of time, does the skin scar or harden over time?
Lipoatrophy: Repeated Insulin injections can leave unsightly swelling or even deterioration of the subcutaneous fat known as lipoatrophy. Furthermore, if Insulin is injected into areas where lipoatrophy is present, the absorption rate will vary, which will cause blood sugars to fluctuate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I use insulin 4+ times a day sometimes I see blood where I inject what would happen if I accidently inject insulin in my blood stream, would my blood sugars drop to fast and to low, and I may blackout. I try not to but what if?
Diabetes: At your age you most likely have type 2 diabetes and, if so, your goal should be to get rid of diabetes. No you won't blackout! Improve your diet . Go online to "NuVal" and learn a lot about good, not so good, and bad for you foodstuff. Also start a regular exercise program. Done properly type 2 diabetes can be beaten! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Last night sugar was 135 before bed.I didn't eat anything else..I injected the dose of lantus (insulin glargine) like every night and woke up with my sugar at 315...
My wife deliver a child 5 years ago , she was injected 4 drips of unknown insulin per now she suffer backpain and to much wetness what the cause /soln?
Insulin back pain: Insulin drip? Maybe she had out of control gestational diabetes, but it cannot cause back pain. It may be most likely due to disc problems which occur in young mothers when they repeatedly lift infants bending down esp if the child is heavy. See a gynecologist for her gynaecological issues. Even an inverted uterus can cause backpain. ...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
Not a good idea: What if you glu is 70 and you inject insulin? You will get hypo quickly. Unfortunately, many diabetics do this... They just "wing it", inject insulin, and don't test much. Usually they learn to just keep their glu high all the time, so they don't get hypo. If your glu is always 200-350, you won't have to worry about hypo, but your control is bad, and diabetes complications will increase. ...Read more
They both: Work. Best is diet and exercise, plus whatever medication your doctor thinks is appropriate for your particular case of diabetes. There are also non-insulin injectable medications known as glp-1 agonists which are often helpful. Either of these choices, or more often a combination of several, can control you blood sugar if done correctly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too many variables: It would depend a great deal upon what type of Insulin you were using, how much you injected, and how sensitive your body is to insulin. Bottom line is that you could have a very serious low sugar reaction, and might need emergency medical care. If this were to happen you should call your doctor for more specific recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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