Insulin and blood vessels

Sarguillo
By Sarguillo Latest Reply 2009-03-19 20:54:42 -0500
Started 2009-03-19 11:20:07 -0500

Ok, So I watch a vedio yesterday and it is showing me the proper way to inject insulin. Now I have been injecting for a while so I thought I had the gist of what I was doing. But learned somthing new. They recomeneded that the plunger be pull out after inserting needle to verify that you are not in a blood vessel. I have never done this. I think I am fat enought with enough fat around my belly not to worry about this. But then I started to think, what if I do inject insulin into a blood vessel. What would happen? This question has never come up for me. I know we are supposed to inject into sub fat.
Any one have an answer or comments? Im all ears.


3 replies

2009-03-19 20:54:42 -0500 Report

I agree with Pat and Big. When I was in the hospital and my numbers were so high, I was told it was being done to pull down the BS level at a much faster rate. I've been lucky since I've been doing my own shots, not hit a blood vessel yet! (Knock on wood :) Take care, Angie

bigjrm45
bigjrm45 2009-03-19 14:28:41 -0500 Report

I agree with Pat L ,cause in the hosp. they had going in my I.V. to bring me back down faster, hope this helps.

PAT L
PAT L 2009-03-19 13:22:07 -0500 Report

FROM WHAT I WAS TOLD THAT WHEN YOU INJECT INTO THE BLOOD IT LOWERS THE TIME THAT THE INSULIN STAYS ACTIVE. A 8 HOUR INSULIN WILL RUN OUT IN 4 TO 6 HOURS SO YOU MAY HAVE TO INJECT SOONER TO KEEP YOUR BS AT A GOOD LEVEL… ON FAST ACTING INSULIN YOUR BS LEVEL COULD DROP LOWER THAN YOU WANT IT TO…

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