Gemini gail
By Gemini gail Latest Reply 2012-04-22 23:10:05 -0500
Started 2012-04-16 07:22:44 -0500

As I read everything everything on this site …I wonder why no one knows about the MediJector which is a no and said no needle sticking in anyway way to deliver my insulin. I am a brittle type 1 with a HBA1c of 4.3 and that is what I can keep it at using my Advanta Jet… What is up with the diabetic community? 26 years I have been using this technology and yet all you talk about is needles, pumps and more needles. Well I about my methods of using my needless Advanta Jet whenever I need a dose…and I can take 1 unit if my blood sugar is 140 and yes I have a brain and take very low doses at a time. Who cares if I do …I don't use a needle!

19 replies

roshy 2012-04-20 09:18:50 -0500 Report

i think its very appealing, but the question is why arent more diabetics using this technology?? of course the answer might be the price tag but injections should become a thing of te past in the year 2012, technology can do a lot better!!!!

Gemini gail
Gemini gail 2012-04-17 05:53:35 -0500 Report

Well I guess you were not like me. I was taking 12 needles a day 26 years ago and the adapters were less expensive and the shot was way less painful…I could shoot up in a restaurant and no one said…yuk, a needle! I could stop going to dirty bathrooms to take my shots…and yes …after taking two shots a day of long term I was taking insulin as needed just like your pump without stuff stuck in me all day…oh and no infections at needle sites and no concerns about hardening sites…I wore that pump for one day and so no way…and as we are all reading ..YOU ALL SHOULD LOOK AT GOING GLUTEN FREE OR GRAIN FREE…MY BRITTLE TYPE 1 SEEMS TO BE LOOKING MORE LIKE A MAYBE TYPE 11. In 3 years of gluten and grain free my diabetes is no longer brittle and I am off of almost all short term insulin. Everyone with diabetes should go grain and gluten free…be careful because the insulin needs go way down…we are watching me closely to see where I go with takes 7 years to heal and I am only on year three…no shots all day of short term…only two shots of long term…read about diabetes and gluten free..all eyes will be opened…I know mine were

jayabee52 2012-04-17 18:48:04 -0500 Report

Type 11? Never heard of Type 11!

Caroltoo 2012-04-17 21:17:55 -0500 Report

Type 2 written sort of like roman numerals maybe?

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-18 00:30:33 -0500 Report

She means type 2 and not eleven. Reading her reply below confirms it:) She isn't exactly up on type 2 info, but can get what she is implying.

Gemini gail
Gemini gail 2012-04-17 21:02:34 -0500 Report

That would be adult onset..not needing insulin at first and it is caused by bad eating habits and genetics…sometimes type 11 goes on to insulin …but some just stay on horrible medication.. I too am grain free and low carbs..makes a big difference in treatment..doesn't it?

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-22 23:10:05 -0500 Report

I use insulins and they have their own issues, but I can't not take them. I'm sorry to hear that about your friend. When using drugs, they all have risks, but we have to try and do our part to notice changes in ourselves, as well as keep the dr appointments for the required test and hope it works. I know some symptoms from a drug can come on so fast that nothing can be done, or that people will also abuse the recommended dose and cause damage. But, what would our lives be if we didn't take the drugs? We just have to decide if the risk out weighs the benefits.

It would be wonderful to not take any drugs ever, but not gonna happen:/

kdroberts 2012-04-18 16:57:51 -0500 Report

Insulin has caused countless deaths over the years, far more than any directly related to medications. No treatment for diabetes is going to be 100% safe.

kdroberts 2012-04-16 20:09:05 -0500 Report

It looks interesting but for me, it's too big, doses are not nearly as accurate as my pump and it doesn't really emulate your pancreas like a pump does since you have to use a long acting insulin. Even when I was on injections I think I would have passed on it since it relies on vials which alone would have almost tripled my treatment costs at the time compared to pens.

Gemini gail
Gemini gail 2012-04-16 16:22:11 -0500 Report

You need to be looking at the Advanta Jet from Activa…they make a much better product and I have been using it to control my disease for around 26 years…give or take a year…Doctors don't seem to even know about it…I know it delivers exactly what I put into it…that is why the HBA1c of 4.3
I use it all day long..I emulate what a pancreas does…low doeses when I need them…I take inuslin as needed and am not on a rigid schedule…if I don't eat I don't take it…I take long term two times a day and the rest is on a sliding scale..Since I don't use a needle one unit is no big deal…

Gemini gail
Gemini gail 2012-04-16 14:17:52 -0500 Report

This technology has been around for about 26 years or so…I forgot when I got my first Advanta jet…and that is what is so frustrating…no one likes to take needles! The Advanta Jet (not mediJect) is about 650 dollars and you will need about 100 dollars for adaptors to fit on the insulin god they had a child's AdvantaJet…so why are little children getting those horrible needles?
I went gluten free and my crazy blood sugars are finally settling down.

jayabee52 2012-04-17 02:05:35 -0500 Report

glad you found what is aggrevating your BG levels.

Can't say that I LIKE to use needles to inject insulin, but I didn't mind using them.

But now for me that is a moot point as I am now successfully managing my diabetes through a ultra low carb meal plan and using no grain products at all .

JSJB 2012-04-17 04:17:17 -0500 Report

After being on a low car for years 60 grams a day, I found out that staying between 30 & 40 a day or even lower brings my blood sugar in normal range.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-16 15:19:55 -0500 Report

I thought they stopped serving new patiens the MediJector a few years ago? Any way, maybe it doesn't give as accurate dose or reach the desired area drs want. I'll have to ask my drs. I would think if it was really good then there would be more users and info out there? Happy to hear it works for you.

jayabee52 2012-04-16 12:14:00 -0500 Report

This is the first time I have heard of something like this, except for something on Star Trek. Fortunately I no longer inject insulin. I am T2 and am able to manage my diabetes now without the use of diabetes meds of any kind.

This is probably the wave of the future.

How expensive is your MediJector?

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