A cool thing if your on shots

By Harlen Latest Reply 2010-07-06 14:38:30 -0500
Started 2010-06-27 20:58:11 -0500

I wish I had this when I was on shots
check it out its so cool.
Its close to having a pump lol
Best wishes all
Let me know what you think???

19 replies

kdroberts 2010-07-06 14:30:07 -0500 Report

It is a cool product but it doesn't seem to be widely covered by insurance (is it an RX coverage, is it a medical insurance coverage deal) and there is some dead space in it. It also has similar problems to insulin pumps regarding kinking of the cannula so insulin isn't delivered correctly. The dead space might not mean much to a lot of people but those who have low insulin requirements a 1/2 unit of unpredictable delivery could be a big deal. From what I hear, devices like these are/were aimed at hospitals, especially pediatrics in patients who have a lot of injections so the insurance issue becomes pretty much eliminated. Maybe in the future more plans will pick them up but it's still quite new for the home market. It's a product I've considered trying to get but it's not covered under my plan

Harlen 2010-06-30 21:10:45 -0500 Report


HOLYONE 2010-07-06 14:01:49 -0500 Report

Hi Harlen:
Thank you for recommending the site for up dated injections usage. I am thinking of asking my doctor about it too. It looks great, and I take insulin twice a day…morning and night…using Regular N and Regular R and I have been diabetic type 2 for the last 18 years now…and just started taking the insulin back in 1993. I hate it. I hate giving myself the shot. This may work out well to my advantage by using this new system.
Hope you are doing well. Thanks again.
Henrietta from PA

twiddlebug75 2010-06-30 17:44:02 -0500 Report

Dear Harlen
This sounds very nice and I am going to talk to my Dr about it. I take 7 shots a day and have had type 1 for 17 years and I am so tired of poking myself. Thank you for posting this. Twiddlebug75

spiritwalker 2010-06-28 20:16:21 -0500 Report

Good fine, I am going to check with my Endo and my
insurance to see if its covered. Harlen thanks so much for sharing this.

packrat2 2010-06-28 18:59:48 -0500 Report

so how long do you leave it on…??.with a pump it is 72 hrs.
may be its the same..??.packrat2
OOps..went back and looked, 3 days…

sherid623 2010-06-28 14:19:01 -0500 Report

It sounds like it just stays on with suction, Hopefully not…hopefully there is a adhesivve or something! Wish I had Insurance!

ccritch 2010-06-28 07:53:41 -0500 Report

Good Morning,

That is awesome and is great way to not feel the pinch, cause a hematoma and/or scar tissue! Thanks for sharing Harlen. That is totally cool.

God Bless

ptsparkle 2010-06-27 23:57:25 -0500 Report

Looks pretty convenient. Will have to find out the cost, and whether or not my insurance covers any or all of it. I don't mind the shots so much, but get irritated with the bruising. Thanks for sharing Harlen.

monkeymama 2010-06-27 22:20:34 -0500 Report

Wow! I wished I would have had that when I was doing my insulin injections. That thing looks like the inset I use for my insulin pump, except mine has tubing coming out of it. I am wondering if they have something like that for other meds. I would rather do something like this for my son oppose to his g-tube.

GabbyPA 2010-06-27 22:25:26 -0500 Report

Actually, it is a generic port. It is not only developed for insulin. My husband takes testosterone and it would be nice if it takes that. The shot leaves a lump in his injections site for a few days, so this could be a nice alternative.

monkeymama 2010-06-27 22:30:46 -0500 Report

I just ordered some info on it and I am going to ask my sons doctors if we could do this oppose to his g-tube for some of his meds. I'll have to check my drug book to see if it is even possible too.

alanbossman 2010-06-27 21:12:07 -0500 Report

Hey Harlen, I like what i see sounds good to me. will talk to doctor see if he will sign the form. hope my insurance covers this it would be nice.

GabbyPA 2010-06-27 21:06:05 -0500 Report

That is soooo Cool! That makes for no sticking and the needle fear is gone. How great is that. Great find Harlen. I would be curious to hear if anyone is using one or getting one.

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