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Insulin injection

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by purplesunsets, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. purplesunsets

    purplesunsets Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Long story short we have a home care nurse for a family member and I asked if they could do my insulin cause my arm hurt and I couldn't do it. I noticed by feeling she didn't let go of the pinch till the injection was done. Would that affect my reading or sugar level? Or insulin amount that waa absorbed? I know you let go of the pinch of the needle is in. Silly question but caution.
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    That is the way I was told to inject.
    I think advice has changed slightly now as, with shorter needles, you shouldn't have to pinch unless you are slimmer.
     
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  4. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was told to inject like that back in 1971! With the shorter needles I don't even think there is a need to pince unless you are super slim :)
    But there wont be any differences
     
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    Kevrey · Member

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  6. Phil007007

    Phil007007 Type 3c · Member

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    I don't pinch, no need.
     
  7. Roseanne01

    Roseanne01 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Stomach is way easier. Are you using a pen?
     
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    Farrowlily Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree phil00707 I was told straight in and count to 5
     
  9. purplesunsets

    purplesunsets Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I usually do my stomach but I tried to switch around to avoid getting bumps. I don't usually pinch then
     
  10. poemagraphic

    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was told "Do not pinch"
    I inject in my tummy in a smily face pattern under belly button from the right to the left side with sort of 2 inch gaps between injection each day... then just start gain from the right again
    Po
     
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