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Why does my night time insulin sting me so much after injecting ?

Why does my night time insulin sting me so much after injecting ?

Might be bleeding: The blood that contacts tissue is very painful so hold pressure longer and take orally vitamin k2 supplements help u not to bleed into inj site available as bio-k forte from biotics research. ...Read more

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Why does my night time insulin sting me so much after injecting ?

Why does my night time insulin sting me so much after injecting ?

Which insulin?: If this is Lantus (insulin glargine) (glargine) Insulin it stings because it is at an acidic ph to give it a 20-24h time for absorption. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use your diabetic needle twice when your injecting two different insulin's at the same time?

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 more

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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 harden over time?

Yes it can: Amd it's called lipodystrophy. I advise my patients to rotate between thighs, arms, upper part of buttocks and arms. The skin change is reversible within a few weeks if site is left alone. ...Read more

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What number of times lantus (insulin glargine) 100 units/ml can be injected by 13 unit each time?

Depends: Hi. If you're using the Lantus (insulin glargine) pen (contains 300 units new) you can get 23 doses of 13 units out of it. If your using the vial (contains 1,000 units new) you can get 76 doses of 13 units out of it. ...Read more

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When a person injects insulin in the same place for a long period of time, does the skin scar or 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 more

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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?

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 more

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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...

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...

Reactive hyperglycem: The Lantus (insulin glargine) may have lowered your blood sugar and the liver stepped in to produce glucose called the somayaghi effect. May need to reduce the Lantus (insulin glargine) dose. Consult your diabetic specialist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Least painful place to inject insulin ?

Least painful place to inject insulin ?

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

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