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By Goddess Latest Reply 2009-02-26 14:14:48 -0600
Started 2009-02-25 16:29:43 -0600

A new insulin user by syringe.It's a lot easiser than I thought.

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Avera 2009-02-25 21:40:17 -0600 Report

I have been on it less than a year. It is lots easier than I thought also. It hurts a lot less than sticking your finger to test. If I get the shot just right,,,,I can't feel the needle at all.

I use the Levemir Pen. What are you using?


rbergman 2009-02-25 23:09:28 -0600 Report

Is that a prefilled pen Avera? And I'm assuming Levemir is the type of insulin? Is the pen better than regular syringes?

Avera 2009-02-25 23:30:59 -0600 Report

Yes, it is a prefilled pen. I can't answer your question as to if the pen is better. I've never used anything else.

I know the pens right now are a little more expensive, but, doctors prescribe them first especially if the patient has a problem using insulin in the first place. At first, I didn't want to use it.

Giving myself a shot just freaked me out. Because of this, my doctor prescribed the pen. It was so easy that I felt comfortable using it.

I really like the fact that everything is right there in one package with fewer steps in the process. They use these very short and really really thin needles. You screw them on the end of the pen and unscrew them and throw them away when finished.

The pens are stored in the fridge until use. Then you can leave them out at room temperature until you empty the pen. This makes it so easy to carry the pen with you and not to worry about keeping it refrigerated. It can be left out 30 days and not spoil.

Can you tell I like the process?? lol

rbergman 2009-02-25 23:34:29 -0600 Report

LOL yes I can. I have looked at the pre-filled pens with the type of Insulin I use but I haven't checked on the cost vs. syringes and vials, these I can purchase over the counter because it's a 70/30 mix insulin, I doubt I could buy the pens that way so it would require a doctor visit and a script more than likely. The not needing refrigerated sounds like a excellent plus to the pen as well. Thanks for the info!


Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-02-26 02:10:00 -0600 Report

Robin, Yes you get get the premix pens. I don't do the premixed, but my cousin does. They are very expensive unless your have drug insurance…Debe

Amy Togtman
Amy Togtman 2009-02-26 03:08:01 -0600 Report

Now I take Levemir insulin but I use the vials. Does anybody know if the vial of insulin that I'm using can stay at room temp for 30 days? I would greatly appreciate any info.


Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-02-26 03:17:29 -0600 Report

I keep my pens in he refridgerater all the time. But I carry an insulated insulin small case that i have got from my cousin that takes humilin and leave 1 pen in there all the time. Where I go it goes.(LOL)…Debe
(My cousin get them regularly from the Humilin company and gives me at least 2 a year)…Debe

Goddess 2009-02-26 14:14:48 -0600 Report

You won't help me with posting when I know very well you know how. I use a syringe to answer your question.

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