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Insulin burn
authorlady posted:
In August 2013 I saw a doctor because of back pain that required stronger meds than over the counter. Saying I had shingles (uh, no I didn't), he prescribed a handful of drugs, one of which put me in the hospital on life support. Fast forward to 4 hospital admits in 7 months, pancreatic necrosis, 2 j-tube surgeries, loss of nearly 30 pounds, and finally a specialist who in February saved my life with a partial pancreatectomy after all the other docs and surgeons had thrown bandaids at me saying no surgeon will touch the pancreas. Add a whole bunch of anger and depression on top of this and being treated for Type 2 at the hospital and given false hope that my pancreas would start producing insulin again (those few docs that felt like saying anything about it at all) when my diabetes specialist now says I am clearly Type 1. I am scheduled May 8th for one more outpatient surgery to remove the last stint.

Wow, who do I sue first? No, that isn't my question.

Some other info: I am 58 years old and weigh (now) 117 lbs. According to all my scans and tests (and there were a gazillion) me and my assorted organs (except for the pancreas) are in excellent condition.

My question is: should insulin burn when injected? I asked my diabetes specialist this and he gave me a shoulder shrug.
mrscora01 responded:
First what type of insulins are you on? Lantus/levemir can burn as it has a different ph. Also, is your insulin cold? If you inject directly out of the fridge it can burn too. A bottle is good for about a month once opened, whether or not it is refrigerated. So I always left my in a drawer in the kitchen.

authorlady replied to mrscora01's response:
Lantus and Humalog.
I use room temp and inject in what little roll of fat I have to avoid injecting in muscle - still I get a burn 9 out of 10 times.

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