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Greetings. I am middle age and have been treating my diabetes with pills and diet but it didn't work, so today is my first day giving myself shots. Generally, I try to keep sharp objects away from myself. So, grabbing a needle and jamming it into my thigh or belly is kind of difficult. My body has a natural reaction to stop me from doing this. It is hard.

I am sure it gets better with time, right?

I also have a ton of anger since this disease should have been cured decades ago.

Anyway, here I am.

Dartman:mad:
 

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Hello I started shooting insulin 10 years ago. It is strange to do. And it does get easier, I just do it now.
 

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Shoooot tey starting it a the age of 12 and you are told that you dont have a choice you either do it or die. It only took me about 30 years to get over my fear of needles but I did.
 

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Now as far as a cure goes they are not even sure what causes type 2 yet but they are getting closer to curing type 1
 

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Thanks

Thanks for the comments.I gave my second shot this morning and it wasn't so bad. I guess I can tolerate this. Not much choice I guess.

Sure would like a cure for something. What was the last thing Big Pharma cured? Polio? I guess they learned their lesson. Anyway, another question for your experienced folks - my family doctor is managing my diabetes care - should I go see a diabetes specialist for their guidance or go by what my regular doc says?

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Thanks for the comments.I gave my second shot this morning and it wasn't so bad. I guess I can tolerate this. Not much choice I guess.

Sure would like a cure for something. What was the last thing Big Pharma cured? Polio? I guess they learned their lesson. Anyway, another question for your experienced folks - my family doctor is managing my diabetes care - should I go see a diabetes specialist for their guidance or go by what my regular doc says?

Thanks,
You should definately see an endocrinologist. Insulin gets easier, trust me. I was taking 5-6 injections a day until I started on my pump. As far as a cure...eh..there's no money to be made in a cure..only in treatment *shrug*
 

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Greetings. I am middle age and have been treating my diabetes with pills and diet but it didn't work, so today is my first day giving myself shots. Generally, I try to keep sharp objects away from myself. So, grabbing a needle and jamming it into my thigh or belly is kind of difficult. My body has a natural reaction to stop me from doing this. It is hard.

I am sure it gets better with time, right?

I also have a ton of anger since this disease should have been cured decades ago.

Anyway, here I am.

Dartman:mad:
Hello Dartman! Giving yourself insulin shots does get easier with time. I am so used to needles, they don't bother me anymore. And getting blood tests done at the doctor's office doesn't bother me at all. I was recently in the hospital and was on alot of IV drugs and fluids, 4 bags going at once. I had a PICC line and this is a wonderful invention. You have to have it surgically placed and that was a breeze. They have several ports that they just put the IV meds there. They draw your blood from the ports as well. No going through having to be stuck over and over.
 

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Just jumping in to say welcome, Dartman . . . I'm not on insulin yet, so I usually stay out of the insulin discussions. :D
 

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Thanks Shanny. I've been healthy my entire life, never even broke a bone or anything. Then this stupid diabetes comes along. I feel as if someone somewhere made a huge mistake. I don't get serious illnesses! LOL

I'm dealing with it though. My first wife had type I diabetes and this was during the 70's when needles were the size of baseball bats. The needles and pens they have today are really a whole different world.

Anyway, I've decided to stop whining and just buck up. I'm still trying to figure out which insulin needs to be in the fridge and which can't, etc.

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Thanks Shanny. I've been healthy my entire life, never even broke a bone or anything. Then this stupid diabetes comes along. I feel as if someone somewhere made a huge mistake. I don't get serious illnesses! LOL

I'm dealing with it though. My first wife had type I diabetes and this was during the 70's when needles were the size of baseball bats. The needles and pens they have today are really a whole different world.

Anyway, I've decided to stop whining and just buck up. I'm still trying to figure out which insulin needs to be in the fridge and which can't, etc.

Later,
Dartman
The vial or pen that you are currently using can be stored at room temperature for 28 days. Keep your extras in the fridge. I get my insulin in 3 month supplies...so I have several vials of Humalog in the fridge and the vial I am currently using is normally in the "kit" I carry in my bag.
 

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Hello dartman, I used injections for 61+ years and now I have used an insulin pump for 3+ years. That adds up tp 65 years on insulin. Once you have adjusted to injections and using insulin, you should have very good control. An endocrinologist (diabetes specialist) and a CDE (certified diabetes educator) can help you adjust to this stage of your diabetes management. Good luck during the months ahead!

Richard
 
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