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Blood Tests and Insulin Injections from 2000

  1. My 10 year old son is uncomfortable with having his pants pulled down for a shot, but his butt is part of the rotation. (24 Dec 2000)
  2. I have been reading about a new needleless injector called Injex. Do you have any pros or cons? (24 Dec 2000)
  3. I heard about blood sugar meter which doesn't need blood. (21 Dec 2000)
  4. My 11 year old son and I have observed that variations in the color and concentration the blood itself depending on the blood sugar level. (14 Dec 2000)
  5. Are there any free meters I could check out? Which is the easiest and best to operate and most accurate? (13 Dec 2000)
  6. What should the blood level be for two-year old who weighs 13.5 kg? (12 Dec 2000)
  7. Any tips on making the shots easier? (12 Dec 2000)
  8. How I can stop the oozing of blood or insulin after I have administered an insulin injection to my three year old daughter? (11 Dec 2000)
  9. My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and is very afraid of shots. How are we going to treat her diabetes? (11 Dec 2000)
  10. Is there a law or regulation (at state or federal level) governing the disposal of insulin syringes or needles used in the home? (11 Dec 2000)
  11. We check our daughter's blood glucose levels four or five times a day. I am worried about the long term damage that this can cause. (6 Dec 2000)
  12. Is there something my 12 year old daughter can try to ease her discomfort with injections? (4 Dec 2000)
  13. Do people with diabetes metabolize alcohol differently? (4 Dec 2000)
  14. I am interested to know when the Therasense FreeStyle meter is likely to be marketed in the UK. (30 Nov 2000)
  15. I cannot find a lab that will do the HbA1c with the fingerstick. Would you know of any in my area that I can try? (29 Nov 2000)
  16. I got diagnosed with diabetes, and a friend has a tester called a [brand name of a meter]. How can I get one? (14 Nov 2000)
  17. When I talked to this child's endocrinologist, he replied that the DKA was the reason her HbA1c was elevated so high. (14 Nov 2000)
  18. I thought that I heard about an insulin pen with which you could pre-fill the cartridge with your own mix of insulin. (13 Nov 2000)
  19. A recent article in a national diabetes magazine stated that for an accurate A1c result, the sample must centrifuged within 30 minutes. (10 Nov 2000)
  20. My mother heard about a new monitor that monitors your blood glucose level by putting a test strip on any skin area without using a lancet. (9 Nov 2000)
  21. I just bought a FreeStyle. Later, I saw a meter advertised that will test on thighs, chest, and abdomen. Can I do that with my FreeStyle? (9 Nov 2000)
  22. Does an insulin pen exist that remembers time and dose of insulin? (9 Nov 2000)
  23. Do the presence of ketones affect the readings that appear on blood glucose monitors? (30 Oct 2000)
  24. What is the latest information on non-invasive blood testing advances? (24 Oct 2000)
  25. Recently, while giving himself in an injection, he complained of getting a metal taste in his mouth and some soreness at the injection site. (23 Oct 2000)
  26. What general advice can you offer on the reuse of pen needles? (18 Oct 2000)
  27. How does dehydration affect blood sugar results? (17 Oct 2000)
  28. I recently read that said that the hemoglobin A1c test, not whether you have periods of highs and lows, determines the long-term complications. (17 Oct 2000)
  29. I'm an adult, black female, age 28, recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. What does my hemoglobin A1c blood test result mean? (16 Oct 2000)
  30. Do people, newly diagnosed with type 1, get C-peptide checked? (11 Oct 2000)
  31. Is it dangerous for young children to do injections in the abdomen? (6 Oct 2000)
  32. The two meters seem to give very different readings at the same time. Is that normal or am I doing something wrong? (5 Oct 2000)
  33. After her shot, she rubs the site and says it hurts. Sometimes she has a raised bump at the injection site that goes away after a few days. (5 Oct 2000)
  34. Is there a meter that measures glucose level without the need of blood? (4 Oct 2000)
  35. Should I buy lispro 1.5 cartridges and put it into my old NovoPen 1.5? (1 Oct 2000)
  36. Is drawing up the insulins in this order safe? (30 Sep 2000)
  37. He is having a hard time with injections and fighting it. Any suggestions on how to make it the most postive experience as possible? (29 Sep 2000)
  38. Is it okay to test blood sugar and to give insulin injections in public places like restaurants, parks, etc., in the United States? (28 Sep 2000)
  39. Is drawing up the insulins in this order safe? (27 Sep 2000)
  40. Will an antibacterial hand sanitizer/cleaner that is used without water, interfere with accurate blood glucose results? (26 Sep 2000)
  41. Her school principal is concerned about her testing in the classroom due to the blood issue. (26 Sep 2000)
  42. She is getting two types of insulin twice a day using syringes. I want to shift her to insulin pens. What should be done to shift to insulin pens? (22 Sep 2000)
  43. A person at work, who has diabetes, did my blood sugar levels. They seem to be very low. (20 Sep 2000)
  44. Can you tell me if there is a company where we can order syringes from in the USA? (7 Sep 2000)
  45. Lately, on some occasions, the insulin will not go in and runs down or is very difficult to push through. Can the injection area cause this? (3 Sep 2000)
  46. Do you know who will be marketing the Glucowatch and whether or not it is currently available? Are insurers likely to cover the costs? (25 Aug 2000)
  47. Could this be the machine or because it's reading the plasma vs. whole blood? (25 Aug 2000)
  48. She developed side effects from injections. Are there new treatments and management for for a 13 year old with type 2 diabetes? (22 Aug 2000)
  49. Does anyone have experience with the "At Last" meter by Amira Medical being used for a child (age nine)? (17 Aug 2000)
  50. My girlfriend uses an insulin pump and has developed an area of lipohypertrophy. Will it go away at all? How serious is this? (15 Aug 2000)
  51. Are Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems available in Australia? How much do they cost and what computer requirements are needed to download the readings? (14 Aug 2000)
  52. I am the mother of a an 8 year old boy who was diagnosed about 10 months ago. Can he be denied the right to test anywhere? (6 Aug 2000)
  53. Do you think my child's diabetes will ever be cured? What meter do you recommend for him? (4 Aug 2000)
  54. What is the importance of putting air into a vial of insulin before drawing out the insulin? (4 Aug 2000)
  55. They have not told his diabetes team what they are doing. Is what they are doing okay? (31 Jul 2000)
  56. I was taking oral medication but recently started injections. Do you have any advice to make this easier? Will I always have to take injections from now on? (31 Jul 2000)
  57. I read about a patch that will measure blood-sugar without having to do the fingersticks. Is this patch going to be for children? (30 Jul 2000)
  58. Can you please give us your opinion on the product called MediJector? (25 Jul 2000)
  59. When doing finger pokes, I notice when her blood is higher it comes out a lot faster than when she is lower. (22 Jul 2000)
  60. The new meter tends to give us readings that are 25-35% higher than our other meter. (5 Jul 2000)
  61. His doctor has never suggested checking his cholesterol or any other blood test other than A1c. (3 Jul 2000)
  62. Why is it so difficult to get a chart with normal plasma values? (3 Jul 2000)
  63. I would like to get some half unit syringes for my two year old son. They are not available in South Africa (3 Jul 2000)
  64. What causes the black dots on my fingers after I test? (30 Jun 2000)
  65. Does a person with Type 1 diabetes always have sugar in their urine? (24 Jun 2000)
  66. Is there any way of controlling the blood sugar without sticking fingers to get a blood drop? (19 Jun 2000)
  67. Is the insulin pen is suitable for children? (17 Jun 2000)
  68. Will the mesh placed when an abdominal hernia repair was done interfere with insulin absorption? (15 Jun 2000)
  69. I would like to use an instant hand sanitizer to clean my child's fingers before doing a finger prick. (15 Jun 2000)
  70. How do you know where to puncture the finger using a lancet for a glucometer test? (6 Jun 2000)
  71. I am having trouble entering the code for my meter. I have lost the instructions. (5 Jun 2000)
  72. Do they sell extra strips that test your glucose meter and if so could you tell me where? (5 Jun 2000)
  73. Can a massage therapist help with soreness and thickening of the skin at injection sites? (29 May 2000)
  74. I have every single syringe she has ever used. Where can I go to dispose of these things? (26 Apr 2000)
  75. Do you feel that it is acceptable to take an insulin shot without testing? (23 Apr 2000)
  76. Has anyone tried the new AtLast monitor by Amira? (23 Apr 2000)
  77. Lately she has been brought to tears and saying her arm hurts only when the insulin is being injected in her arm. (22 Apr 2000)
  78. I am doing an investigation into why there is often a discrepancy between home meters and the lab results. (22 Apr 2000)
  79. At what age can he begin to draw up a mixed shot with supervision? (21 Apr 2000)
  80. Lately he has voiced his displeasure at having his insulin shots. (9 Apr 2000)
  81. I was wondering about the research on the blood glucose self-monitoring machine. (4 Apr 2000)
  82. Are blood sugar readings done differently in the US to Australia? (29 Mar 2000)
  83. What blood glucose levels are considered normal? (27 Mar 2000)
  84. What is the normal range for blood sugar for a 7 year old? Is it the same as adults? (23 Mar 2000)
  85. My daughter is good with taking her shots but she has lumps on her sites. (6 Mar 2000)
  86. In the past six months I have had two separate cases of cellulitis. (7 Feb 2000)
  87. I read about the GlucoWatch. Do you know whether there are any tests here in Germany? (16 Jan 2000)
  88. About 5 minutes after the shot the area will really start to hurt. (16 Jan 2000)
  89. Because of our daughter's strict control, I have a problem with the fact that my mom's blood sugars are monitored only once a week. (6 Jan 2000)
  90. I am currently using the Novopen 3.0. Will Lispro cartridges work with my pen? (1 Jan 2000)

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