Q , the human pin cushion !
Posted Sat Dec 03, 2011 07:00 AM
I took my first insulin injection a few hours ago & I'm really not too happy about this .
I have an intense hatred of syringes .
How many of you are insulin injecting diabetics & what needle wisdom do you have to offer ?
Posted Sat Dec 03, 2011 08:18 AM
Posted Sun Dec 04, 2011 03:34 AM
Posted Sun Dec 04, 2011 07:56 AM
Look forward to hearing how you make out!
Posted Mon Dec 05, 2011 09:08 AM
Posted Mon Dec 05, 2011 09:11 AM
I forgot about the pumps. A friend of mine has a port on her stomach and hooks a small device to it as needed (I guess).....Suppose that is better than a new needle and a new hole every time???
Posted Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:20 AM
I'm using insulin needles for my peptides, and they're really not bad at all...and I pin twice a day.
Posted Fri Dec 09, 2011 03:52 AM
FYI insulin pumps are over 5000 thousand dollars and not usually covered. They have down sides aswell, you lose your feeling for hypoglycemia(insulin shock) and can slip into comas much easier. My mother has been diabetic for 42 years, had the pump for the last 10 years and recently switched back to needles again.
My advice is tighten up your diet, stick to low GI foods, check your blood sugars often. That's all you can do.
This post has been edited by clooney: Fri Dec 09, 2011 04:03 AM
Posted Fri Dec 09, 2011 06:54 PM
My Grandfather is diabetic and from what I remember (he doesn't like to do his injections on front of people) the needles are pretty fine and nothing like the ones used for taking bloods.
You will get used to using the needles - probably out of necessity more than anything else. One option would be to ask your SO to give you the injections if you feel that you are unable to do them yourself.
Hope all goes well for you.
Posted Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:59 PM
Posted Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:09 AM
But I can sit through a piercing or tattoo quite easily, go figure *shrug*
Posted Sun Dec 18, 2011 06:44 PM
Posted Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:54 PM
Needles did bother me when I was younger, but I just got over the fear because I knew that they were trying to help me, not hurt me.
Stubbing my toe hurts FAR worse that pricking myself or taking blood out, I think anyways.