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insulin needles and sizes

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by static192, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. static192

    static192 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hey im currently using 5mm glucro insulin needles i find im getting lump and bleeds somtimes. also i wanted to ask is there a differnce in absorbption of insulin in differnt size needle example 5mm 4mm 6mm
     
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    I have used 6mm and 4mm needles.
    I noticed no difference in absorption on the insulin.
    The only difference was slightly less bruising with the shorter needles.

    I am slim and have no "lumps" from injecting so I may not be a good sample.
     
  3. IonutzPopa

    IonutzPopa Type 1 · Member

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    6 and 8 mm here...also, massaging the injection site helps avoiding the lumps
     
  4. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just moved from 6mm to 4mm. have noticed no difference in the absorption just a bit more comfortable in doing the jabs
     
  5. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Told by medical personnel that nobody needs to be using anything bigger than 4mm.
     
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  6. O_DP_T1

    O_DP_T1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    5mm here. Is massaging the site a good thing?? If so I might see if I can get a decent 'massage'
     
  7. Redvee

    Redvee Type 1 · Member

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    I was given the same advice as becca59 though I do have some 8mm just in case I run out of 4mm needles.
     
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