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Old 02-24-2015, 23:12   #11
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I'm positive you're well versed with using insulin...but I have to ask. You're injecting all of these insulins at room temperature, right?
Yes I do.
My endo also checked that I hadnt used the same place to inject.
I get black/blue/green/yellow marks after taken the insulin so it is really easy to see the different places I inject the insulin.
And of course they have checked that I injected the insulin correct.
I`m really skinny, so I use the smallest needle (4) and I never use the same needle twice.

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Have you asked your doctor about the possibility of you using an insulin pump? I wonder if your doctor would recommend a "trial" period for you with a pump?

My situation is not like yours but I do have burning when I insert an infusion set for my pump. I don't have burning when I do a bolus for each meal - just when I place the infusion set.

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Pumps use fastacting insulin, wich I dont use because they are too unpredictable in my body.
I dont bolus at all, but keep my BG down with my diet and the Lantus I use.
I am also kind of scared what will happen when I get my epileptic attacks. My BG will always be high before an attack, keep high during the attack and drop like a rock after the attack leaving me with an hypo.

It kind of scares me to trust in a pump, and I also know that each time I`ve been to the hospital I`ve got infection and trouble with the infusion.

I am also very allergic to the glue they use to keep the infusion set in place. I am going to try with a sensor, but the doctors think it will be impossible thanks to my allergy to the glue........

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I cannot offer any advice. Just sympathy that life is so complicated for you. I hope you can isolate what ingredient or family of ingredients is causing the severe reaction.

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I am also very allergic to the glue they use to keep the infusion set in place.
I'm also sensitive to adhesives on my skin. A band-aid can cause a reaction on my skin if left for more than 24 hours. So I sympathize, again, with your plight.

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Pumps use fastacting insulin, wich I dont use because they are too unpredictable in my body.
I dont bolus at all, but keep my BG down with my diet and the Lantus I use.
I am also kind of scared what will happen when I get my epileptic attacks. My BG will always be high before an attack, keep high during the attack and drop like a rock after the attack leaving me with an hypo.

It kind of scares me to trust in a pump, and I also know that each time I`ve been to the hospital I`ve got infection and trouble with the infusion.

I am also very allergic to the glue they use to keep the infusion set in place. I am going to try with a sensor, but the doctors think it will be impossible thanks to my allergy to the glue........
I also have problems with adhesives that are found on some infusion sets. For your future reference, in case you might want to try a pump, there are products on the market that act as barriers between your skin and the adhesive. The following link has a product made by a company in the U.S. The company name is 3M and I have used the product found at the link here:

3M 3342 Cavilon No Sting Barrier Film - wipes, 0.75 ml, Box of 50 wipes

The product here is like the alcohol swabs we use to clean our skin before we test our blood sugar.

Best wishes to you as you seek answers to your situation.

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Strawberry - thanks for mentioning this. A real possibility to use for my very sensitive skin when I need a bandage.

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