Syringe Markings

By pjrobinsonnnn Latest Reply 2014-04-01 17:33:57 -0500
Started 2014-03-09 17:04:10 -0500

I have a very important question for all of you. On a u-100 insulin syringe, 0.30 units would be drawn to where?

11 replies

mjhorgan 2014-04-01 17:33:57 -0500 Report

I have a love hate thing with my CGM. They are very expensive even with insurance. Sometime it alarms for no reason. It does however really help with identifying trending sugars. Are you going up or down too quickly. It does alarm to help you with low BG;'s. I have the medtronic one. I would look at other company's. I have had a lot of problems with the medtronic version, they do not seem reliable.

mjhorgan 2014-03-09 18:22:04 -0500 Report

Do you mean 30 units, or .3 units? Also, you can get smaller capacity syringes with better marking. They can still be U100, but just have a capacity of 50 or 25 units. Mush easier to measure smaller doses than a 100 units syringe.

pjrobinsonnnn 2014-03-09 18:32:42 -0500 Report

I'm sorry, I misspoke. I want to know where 0.30 ml is on a u-100 insulin syringe.

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Silicone eyes 2014-03-10 08:12:28 -0500 Report

0.3 mL's, pull it to 30 on a U100 syringe

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Silicone eyes 2014-03-10 08:52:48 -0500 Report

Is a doc prescribing it in mL's? That is weird.After a whike, all the jargon and slang in my head just becomes automatic. mL's and CC's wind up being the same, sometimes a unit means this , sometimes that…it's spring a head and my head is all weird…

mjhorgan 2014-03-09 19:55:37 -0500 Report

I just checked my bottle of Novolog, There are 100 units per one ml (100 units/ml). So . 30 ml is 30 units on the syringe. Please double check my math first before you do anything.

jayabee52 2014-03-09 18:42:23 -0500 Report

I don't know of an insulin syringe which which is marked in ml markings. The only insulin syringes of which I know are marked in Units. Perhaps syringes for injection regular medicine may be in ml, That may be something to ask your Dr. How many units = 0.30 ml. OR have Dr Rx you a syringe marked in ml dosages.

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