New to an Insulin Pump: Shaky Hands with Syringes

By MissCamry Latest Reply 2013-07-23 21:58:01 -0500
Started 2013-07-18 21:55:00 -0500


I'm new to this site, as well as new to insulin pumping. I recently transitioned from pens to having to pre-fill cartridges for my Pump. That involves holding my pen upside down and loading the insulin into the cartridge. However, due to unstable hands, it has been difficult.

Do any off you Diabetic friends know of any assisting devices for filling syringes? I also have my insulin sent in pre-filled pens, not a vile. Most have suggested talking to an Endo, but sometimes discussion with other people can better benefit than a doc. I've had TD1 for 14 years, and I'm still learning new things about it…
Doesn't hurt to ask :)
Thanks for your help— xoxo

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MissCamry 2013-07-19 13:15:26 -0500 Report

Thank you, both. I use the Animas One Touch Ping Pump. It's been doing great; but not when it comes to refilling. I'll have to talk to my Endo :)

ShellyLargent 2013-07-19 12:10:12 -0500 Report

What pump are you using? Also, is there a reason why you're still having your insulin sent in the pens and not in vials? When I was using an Animas pump, the cartridge had a syringe needle that screwed to the top, you drew the insulin into the cartridge from the vial directly into the cartridge, unscrewed the needle and it was done. Maybe the vials would be easier (and cheaper)…

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