INSULIN NEEDLES SHORT /LONG

By Latest Reply 2008-10-20 13:01:50 -0500
Started 2008-10-20 09:36:26 -0500

Insulin users that use Needles for their insulin, which size Needles
do you use? I am using the Short
and they are saying if a person has
any weight on them, they should use the Long Needle. To get the
insulin further into the Body. Has anyone heard this mentioned
before. I would like to know, because I will switch Needles.


7 replies

teddybearcub1960
teddybearcub1960 2008-10-20 12:20:59 -0500 Report

That's what I was told when I was shown how to give the insulin shots. So I use 29 gauge and 1/2 inch needles.

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2008-10-20 12:37:22 -0500 Report

I use to use the short ones and for some reason they hurt. So I went to the long and they work a lot better.

2008-10-20 13:01:50 -0500 Report

Hi Daniel,
Thank you for your reply. I have found the short needles hurt me to. Thanks again.

2008-10-20 13:00:04 -0500 Report

Thanks teddybearcub,
I know what to buy next time. I have been using the wrong needles for a long time.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2008-10-20 09:57:22 -0500 Report

Yes, I am "fluffy" and I use the long ones to get the insulin in to my body better. I was told by the pharmacist and my Doctor. And I use my stomach to inject into. Hope that helped you some.

enigmalady777
enigmalady777 2008-10-20 11:35:37 -0500 Report

"Fluffy", lol. I know where that term came from — a comedian named Gabriel Iglesias. Heard it on the Five O'Clock funnies!

2008-10-20 12:57:50 -0500 Report

Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your reply, It has helped
to know to do, I am going to use long needles.
Thanks again

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