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Poll: How do you receive your insulin?
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Needles and vials?
11.11%
2 11.11%
Self-contained pens?
27.78%
5 27.78%
Not taking insulin shots yet?
61.11%
11 61.11%
Total 18 vote(s) 100%
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Diabetics, which do you use?
#21
I'm T2 and just got out of the ER with an abscess drained and it is terrible, especially the nausea. I take metformin which is supposed to be a very effective medication
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#22
Phooey! Missed my insulin shot time tonight because I was posting to threads. You think my endo will buy that as an legitimate excuse? Whistle She's going to kill me anyways, as I haven't taken my BG on a regular basis for over 3 months.
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#23
I use both pens and vials. I take my Levimir by syringe (basal insulin) and my Novolog by pen needle (bolus insulin). I do this because I had on more than one occasion taken the wrong insulin and almost killed myself! My brother just went to pens on both his insulins and that worries me. He has trouble seeing.
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#24
Type II and take Metformin twice a day. No needles yet.
Coffee
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#25
(09-14-2014, 08:23 AM)BarefootMostly Wrote: I use both pens and vials. I take my Levimir by syringe (basal insulin) and my Novolog by pen needle (bolus insulin). I do this because I had on more than one occasion taken the wrong insulin and almost killed myself! My brother just went to pens on both his insulins and that worries me. He has trouble seeing.

There used to be a product you could put on the syringe to magnify the numbers. I don't know if it is still sold in regular drugstores or not. I did a 'Google' search for it and came up with this:

http://www.bd.com/us/diabetes/page.aspx?...02&id=7420

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#26
(09-16-2014, 05:56 PM)GrammaBear Wrote:
(09-14-2014, 08:23 AM)BarefootMostly Wrote: I use both pens and vials. I take my Levimir by syringe (basal insulin) and my Novolog by pen needle (bolus insulin). I do this because I had on more than one occasion taken the wrong insulin and almost killed myself! My brother just went to pens on both his insulins and that worries me. He has trouble seeing.

There used to be a product you could put on the syringe to magnify the numbers. I don't know if it is still sold in regular drugstores or not. I did a 'Google' search for it and came up with this:

Thank you for responding GrammaBear. My eyesight is fine. The problem is when my my days are so hectic that I don't have time to think! Too much going on in my head at once! I also inject at least 5 to 6 times per day. No problems since I switched to different types of injections. Well, except sometimes I forget to eat.
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#27
(09-16-2014, 05:56 PM)GrammaBear Wrote:
(09-14-2014, 08:23 AM)BarefootMostly Wrote: I use both pens and vials. I take my Levimir by syringe (basal insulin) and my Novolog by pen needle (bolus insulin). I do this because I had on more than one occasion taken the wrong insulin and almost killed myself! My brother just went to pens on both his insulins and that worries me. He has trouble seeing.

There used to be a product you could put on the syringe to magnify the numbers. I don't know if it is still sold in regular drugstores or not. I did a 'Google' search for it and came up with this:

Seems like I can't find the edit button but I just realized you probably meant this for my brother not me. Yeah, he doesn't live around here so trying to help him is a moot point. Doesn't want help either so he just does what he does. I'd bet he has sleep apnea as well.
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#28
I am using Lantus pens but still have to change the needle on the tip of the pen which I do once a day. Lantus, I gather, by definition, is not actually insulin but a derivative. I split my dosage in two. And I am now on the Dr. Poon's Metabolic Diet, losing weight and dropping the Lantus and Metformin that I am taking (about half in the past 4 weeks and expect another half in the next 4 weeks). My wife is almost off Lantus completely. He has a book out, available online, as well as two or three cookbooks. A very limited diet I suppose, but when I look at the quantities of meat and non-storage vegetables that one can eat, there is no way one can go hungry on this 'diet'. We barbecue often and whenever cooking meat always make extra for the next day or for the freezer. Mix that with lots of fresh and frozen veggies; stir fries; etc. and I have yet to be hungry. Biggest problem is that he says you should eat at least 3 - 5 meals a day and for some reason I just can't do it. It's about 2-3 meals too many. Oh, and drink lots of water. Both Joy and I expect to be off Lantus within the next 4 - 6 months and to be taking Metformin only when we are stuck in a situation where carbs are the only foods available. God bless the pen. Sure does mitigate the mess of taking the injectibles.
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