Hi. I'm new to diabetic connect and also to the group. I've been diagnosed since early 2002. I am type 2, but I do take insulin. Two kinds; novalog and lantus.
There is a lot of I have learned and know, but there is a lot I still have not learned. Mainly about taking my insulins, how, when, etc.
When my doctor (endocrinologist) put me on insulin, he never showed how to do it, or anything else. He just said "take this". I did do some reading on the patient info sheet that came with the insulin, but it did not have as much information as I would have liked.
I use the pens for my insulin and that is so very much easier than syringes and viles. Plus, I feel as if I get a more constant amount of insulin with each shot. When I had to draw it up in syringes, I know I was not getting the exact same amount each time. My vision could not always see the "line" and I could be above it, below it, etc.
I am hoping to learn all that I can to help control my diabetes and anything associated with it.
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