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Will My Baby Feel It If I Give Myself An Insulin Shot In The Belly
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 the capillary blood vessels which may get punctured during a shot and therefore helps to decrease bruising. ...Read more
Can Levemir (insulin detemir) cause stomach bloating if I give myself a shot of insulin in my stomach often?
Common problem: This is a common problem. Make sure you are not injecting too close to your belly button. Shorter needles tend to cause more bruising than longer needles. Are you on blood thinners like warfarin, aspirin, or plavix (clopidogrel)? Make sure you are injecting at a 90 degree angle to your skin, not on a slant. The Insulin should work fine despite the bruise. ...Read more
I am 22 i take 6 insulin shots a day i am having sharp pains below my breast above mu stomach i sat down to eat super and it started hurting any ideas?
Abdominal /chest pai: Pain in the sub-sternal/upper abdominal area could be from heart, stomach itself, esophagus, bone and cartilage and adjacent organs to stomach in the abdomen, At your age most probably gastrointestinal cause, but in diabetic need to r/u heart related reasons. Have it checked out by a professional. ...Read more
I have prediabeties and am now getting a pain on my left abdomen. Is this the insulin pancreas shutting down?
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