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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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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 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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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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How safe is it to inject insulin without testing beforehand?

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

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What is better drug or injectable insulin to control diabeties?

What is better drug or injectable insulin to control diabeties?

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 more

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What would happen if I missed and accidentally injected myself with my cat's insulin?

What would happen if I missed and accidentally injected myself with my cat's insulin?

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 more

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What will happen if you are not diabetic but you accidentally injected some insulin in you?

What will happen if you are not diabetic but you accidentally injected some insulin in you?

You Might Die: Insulin lowers blood sugar. If you inject a lot you will lower your sugar so low you go into a coma. If you are by yourself and do not get sugar instantly, you could die. Several people have been convicted of killing family members by injecting insulin. ...Read more

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Is it possible to inject insulin into your scalp?

Is it possible to inject insulin into your scalp?

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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Why is dextrose solution injected to patients suffering from insulin shock?

Why is dextrose solution injected to patients suffering from insulin shock?

Sugar: Patients with hypoglycemia severe enough to require a hospital will receive sugar in the IV in the form of dextrose, which is pretty much the same thing as glucose. ...Read more

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How do I inject lantus (insulin glargine) twice a day?

How do I inject lantus (insulin glargine) twice a day?

Pen or syringe: Hi. I might be missing your point. Dial the dose on a pen or draw up the dose in a syringe, stick in your site of choice, and push in the plunger. Count to 10, and pull the needle out. Do that roughly every 12 hours. ...Read more

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How to lower blood glucose without drugs or injecting insulin?

Which type?: If you have type 1 diabetes, there is no substitute for insulin. If you have type 2 diabetes, you may be able to control it with diet and exercise alone, though may require medication to help get your sugars into control first. ...Read more

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