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Auto-injectors For Injections

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by kitedoc, Jul 17, 2018.

  1. lmc

    lmc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The funny thing is that I used one for years and I found that it actually hurt less than injecting manually. Insulin syringes today are a lot smaller now though and thankfully disposable. It seems bonkers now looking back that you used the same steel needle for years until it bent and stopped working! I remember taking the glass syringe in it's container with me to Alton Towers and going on all the rides.
    Having recently switched to 8mm disposable syringes from 12.7mm, these are a lot easier too.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was so scared of the gun I never used it. I am on 4mm needles now and don't feel them at all. There is no comparison between now and 46 years ago. Thank God
     
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  3. lmc

    lmc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank God indeed. What make are the 4mm?
     
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  4. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I should say!
     
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    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    That is a real museum piece!
     
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  6. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I think you might be! I worshipped the new disposable - as a Type 1 friend said "It's like going into butter!"
     
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    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I think most people re-used those road-digging needles then, even turning the burred end back with a thumb nail. But like the disposables, which were meant to be for single use, I don't think they were meant to be used to that extent!
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Dodo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Did you ever try one of these? It was just as bad as the Palmer.
     

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    Tony337 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I had one of those and actually used it. It wasn't as frightening as the Palmer :)
     
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    Sani Thomas Type 2 · Guest

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    I use Omniscan fine 4 mm.
     
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    Fruitella Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. Penfine are the ones that my surgery starting prescribing to save money. I buy the previous brand from Asda. BD microfine ultra 4mm. Not cheap but on a weekly injection will last for ages. Just make sure your friend checks they are the right fit and don't pay VAT. Maybe ask the company to send a few freebies to try.
     
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  14. lmc

    lmc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Now someone tells me.
    I liked the gun probably because I used same steel needle for years. I love the disposables
     
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  15. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Ah...Sorry to be so inefficient!
     
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