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Pen users - do you forget?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Medication and Drugs' started by dizzydonkeys, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. dizzydonkeys

    dizzydonkeys Type 1 · Newbie

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    Anyone a pen user that forgets their doses? Common with the older generation, and probably for those newly diagnosed as its not yet 'normal'. I am looking for a few case studies to trial a product and answer a few generic questions for me. Any volunteers appareciated. Thanks
     
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    himtoo Type 1 · Moderator
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    Insulchek and timesulin do pen reminders -- is this the sort of thing you are referring to ??

    https://timesulin.com/
     
  3. dizzydonkeys

    dizzydonkeys Type 1 · Newbie

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    No not quite as complex as those.
    See attached (hopefully) is patented etc but been shelved due to old age, said would research with view to goi g to market.
     

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    eventhorizon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I really can't see anybody using that box thing. Novopens come with a built in digital display which tells you the size and time since your last dose.
     
  5. Old_Dave

    Old_Dave Type 2 · Active Member

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    I use Timesulin to keep track of my NovaRapid and stop me overdosing or double dosing. The slow release is just based around mealtimes i.e. Breakfast / Dinner
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    If I had more room in my prescription cupboard I'd use at home but not practical for my handbag.
    Housebound might benefit thou if no little hands to interfer.
     
  7. Old_Dave

    Old_Dave Type 2 · Active Member

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    My Novapens don't have any digital display at all - just the dosage dial however Timesulin gives me the time since I last injected and my meter can tell me the last dosage and all the others before it.
     
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    eventhorizon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hh1 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Sorry not to be supportive but whilst I'm thinking that I need a reminder system (I currently have nothing) this wouldn't work for me. When I'm working or out and about this would be of no use....
     
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    fletchweb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Dosage isn't a problem but I did forget to give my final shot about a month or so ago - completely missed my Basal shot - figured it out in the morning when I found my pen still in my pants pocket (This marks twice in my life where I have forgotten to give my shot) once I gave the wrong insulin - accidentally injecting fast acting instead of my Basal - realized just after I did it and had to eat a night time big meal to prevent going in to hypo.
    But that's been about it - over the years I've been living with diabetes. Not bad I guess...
     
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    Happy to volunteer ... 46 yo female stage 2 diabetic on insulin past 2-3 years, use Humapen with no auto-reminder. Also have ME, so have set up my own reminder system using once (was twice) same time of day (morning) with a daily manual tick off amount/date paper slip kept inside case. Have only missed about 3 doses since started using my pen.
     
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