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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by kev-w, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    :p 4mm needles and I can't feel a thing, they're ok aren't they :)

    In fact I'm shocked, shocked that no-ones ever bothered to ask me if I wanted to change from 12mms, now all I've got to do is get the GPs to swap them on my repeat list, I've an unopened box of 500 12mms, can I give them back to the chemist?
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    yes just hand them in and i bet it feels like heaven compared to 12mm;)
     
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  3. static192

    static192 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    yeah 4mm needles are good better then long one best thing harder to inject into muscle aswell
     
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    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    :eek: thank goodness I was given 4mm to start with! 12mm would've scared the c**p out of me! lol xx
     
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  5. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    And they work! :singing: I did worry that the 50 odd thousand 12mm previous jabs would have left scar tissue and the 4mm's wouldn't get through.
    Is anyone using Becton & Dickinson ones, or have they had GlucoRX foisted on them?
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    owen munford for me
     
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    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have the BD Micro-Fine Ultra ones :)
     
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    Hi, I use the BD 4mm needles. I was changed to the GlucoRX a couple of years ago and I did try 1 box but the difference is immense. Thankfully my GP changed the prescription back.
     
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    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm using the BD needles too x
     
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    static192 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    i got the glucorx ones :( lol
     
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    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was changed to the glucorx 12mms as B&D discontinued theirs, and I'm sure old blunt syringes (you re-used for a few days back then) were sharper than some of these new ones, I'll get a call back from the GP I think when I get the 'model' number. :)
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Me too! Is that why I get a lot of bruising?
     
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    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Juicyj, I did tell the chemist to keep them, but they left them in the bag :(

    Reading that home page makes you want to weep.... :(
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @kev-w I've tried taking some items back once and was told categorically no, they will take it back if you have just opened your bag but not taken it away or alternatively I give items to my DSN too.
     
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  16. Grumpy ole thing

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    You could ask if you could try the BD needles. It might solve the bruising problem, but there might be another reason? I still bruise sometimes but I do find the BD brand much better.
     
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    static192 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    sometimes yeah i do get brusing
     
  18. kev-w

    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Friday 13th so I'm having the day off (don't climb ladders on this day) and called in at my surgery to update my script, I wrote down the required B&D 4mm needles information and have left pharmacy with a box of GlucoRX 4mms, I specifically asked not to get them so have made an appointment to see the doctor and will ask him, which to be honest is a waste of an appointment.

    I only started looking at needle lengths from reading on here noting I've more bruising these days and I put it down to the GlucoRX needles.

    2 boxes of 12mm pins & a boxed Savio pen sent to iddt....
     
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  19. Richard Fuller

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    I was diagnosed only a few months ago - initially advised to use 6mm needles, until the latest clinic appointment when a different nurse was surprised I wasn’t using 4mm. She said there was a risk of injecting into muscle since I’m still very lean post-diagnosis. Sure enough last week, as I was trying to finish off the 6mm needles I had a massive hypo straight after taking my Lantus in the morning (6.7 down to 1.8 in 30 minutes). This happened before I’d had my Novorapid and I assume was because I’d injected the Lantus straight into muscle. Needless to say I got rid of the remaining 6mm needles and now am enjoying the 4mm experience!
     
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