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Insulin burning

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by sas401, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. sas401

    sas401 Type 2 · Member

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    My husband started on insulin about 2mths ago. All going good and easier than we thought but he has an issue with the insulin giving a burning feeling when injecting and sometimes for up to half hour afterwards.
    He is on humulin m3, 47 units morning, 43 at night. Doesnt happen every time but most times.
    Any ideas to the cause and possible remedies?
  2. Deleted Account

    Deleted Account · Guest

    Where do you store the insulin?
    I find injections are painful when I take it direct from the fridge.

    I have also heard insulin may be painful when injected in large doses. So it may be worthwhile injecting in four or five smaller doses.
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  3. mike@work

    [email protected] Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello there!

    The first possible explanation that comes to my mind is:

    40+ units is not a very small amount, so if he is injecting fast, only that in itself could be enough,
    If he is injecting rapidly AND it happens to be near a blood vessel, that together would probably cause small tissue-
    But as I stated earlier, this is only a possible explanation, and I could be totally wrong...

    OK - I just noticed that "helensaramay" was thinking along the same route...:)
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