By Turtle Latest Reply 2013-06-08 01:07:48 -0500
Started 2013-03-03 23:30:39 -0600

I use Humilin R, I used to use Novolin R. While it usually does not hurt to give myself the injection, does anyone know why sometimes the insulin stings under the skin for several seconds? I dont use alcohol so that is not the reason.

Thanks for any ideas.

4 replies

just4us3 2013-03-04 14:51:44 -0600 Report

it' just presure. if you pinch it a little where you inject it won't be so bad. also if it start to sting too much just press on it or rub it in and it will go away faster

jayabee52 2013-03-03 23:46:59 -0600 Report

Just a guess, might it be due to being too cold?

Roll the bottle between your hands for a few minutes to mix the insulin and also to warm it a bit. That is what I was told when first introduced to insulin.