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Blood Tests and Insulin Injections from 2002

  1. My son has to have blood work, but I can't remember. what it is they check for and cannot get in touch with the doctor to ask. (30 Dec 2002)
  2. My daughter suffers from insulin injections, and many times refuses to take them until her blood sugar gets high. (19 Dec 2002)
  3. I have swollen areas on my injection sites, and I believe that I am allergic to human insulin also. What do you suggest? (16 Dec 2002)
  4. Is it safe to inject with the short needle syringe in the inner thigh region? If it isn't, why would my endocrinologist recommend it? (11 Dec 2002)
  5. Could there be a problem with the meter memory? (9 Dec 2002)
  6. My son is constantly testing his blood glucose levels at school which concerns me greatly. (30 Nov 2002)
  7. Do you think the pump is a good idea? Do you think my son should have a C-peptide done? (25 Nov 2002)
  8. My partner has painful cramps in his leg after taking insulin and is being inconsistent in taking it. What can I do? (13 Nov 2002)
  9. Doesn't somebody manufacture that patch/needle thing for my daughter to use to inject insulin into? (12 Nov 2002)
  10. How reliable are visual strips compared to a glucose meter or a lab sugar? (11 Nov 2002)
  11. Do you know of anyone who makes a 2cc insulin syringe? (23 Oct 2002)
  12. How I know if what I am is doing is correct by only checking once a day? (16 Oct 2002)
  13. My 21 month old son is has swelling and a slight hardness at his injection site on the arm. Will it go away? (14 Oct 2002)
  14. Is there some type of blood sugar level monitor my six year old cousin could get hold of? (14 Oct 2002)
  15. Is the GlucoWatch. successful in reducing the amount of fingersticks? How accurate is it? Is it covered by insurance? (9 Oct 2002)
  16. Am I doing my son's shots incorrectly or is this another problem? (8 Oct 2002)
  17. I was wondering if you had any information as to when or if the GlucoWatch will be available in Canada for children. (2 Oct 2002)
  18. Should we take our daughter out of bed to test her glucose levels and/or inject her with insulin? (1 Oct 2002)
  19. My father's doctor recommended that he take insulin, but my father won't because he hates needles. (30 Sep 2002)
  20. How often is a C-peptide test done on a person with diabetes? (24 Sep 2002)
  21. Besides jet injectors are there any other non-needle forms of insulin delivery available anywhere in the world? (19 Sep 2002)
  22. In emergency medical treatment of pediatric diabetics, are sugar readings considered and treated the same as for adults? (19 Sep 2002)
  23. How do urine glucose values correspond to blood sugar values? (19 Sep 2002)
  24. Is progress being made to make the GlucoWatch suitable for children under age seven? (16 Sep 2002)
  25. How necessary is it to use an alcohol wipe prior to injection? (12 Sep 2002)
  26. There are many glucose monitors in the market. Which monitor do you recommend? (10 Sep 2002)
  27. I've been experiencing a constant low level pain in my abdomen at the area of injection. (10 Sep 2002)
  28. Should those who eat every two hours or so use alternate site testing? (17 Aug 2002)
  29. Since I've been getting older I'm finding it difficult to do my injections as there are lumps and bruises in my legs. (15 Aug 2002)
  30. Several syringes from the same box appeared to have a larger "gap" between the "zero" and the top end of the barrel. (14 Aug 2002)
  31. I'm just wondering if in the future there will be something else rather than injections to help my diabetes. (14 Aug 2002)
  32. What is your opinion on the generic blood glucose test strips? (13 Aug 2002)
  33. I'm 13, my insulin shots are painful, and I heard that insulin pumps are better. (12 Aug 2002)
  34. My son is not cooperative with blood tests. Is necessary to do multiple finger sticks? (31 Jul 2002)
  35. My 14 year old son just had more tests done, and I'm hoping you can help me with the results. (31 Jul 2002)
  36. How do I know which glucose monitor is correct? (29 Jul 2002)
  37. I have diabetes controlled with diet alone and would like to monitor my blood sugars at home. When is the best time to check? (24 Jul 2002)
  38. I heard that CIBA vision had tested contact lenses that measured glucose in tears. (24 Jul 2002)
  39. When I mix insulins, apparently the Novolog is being contaminated, and no one seems to be able to explain why. (24 Jul 2002)
  40. I am looking for the NovoPen Junior and a device called the PenMate. (22 Jul 2002)
  41. Do you know more about an indwelling cannula so my son won't have to have shots anymore? (11 Jul 2002)
  42. What are the consequences of injecting air just under the skin? (10 Jul 2002)
  43. I am interested in buying a PDA to keep track of my son's blood sugar readings-carbs-insulin, etc. (10 Jul 2002)
  44. My doctor discourages me from using a home blood glucose monitor. (9 Jul 2002)
  45. When does the "postprandial" clock start ticking -- at the first bite of a meal, or after the last bite of a meal? (1 Jul 2002)
  46. Is there any safe fluid I could load a needle with to practice injecting myself with before I start taking insulin? (28 Jun 2002)
  47. I can get as much as a 20-point difference between one hand and the other using the same monitor. (23 Jun 2002)
  48. After giving my nine year old daughter her Lantus injection she bled and developed an immediate lump and bruise. What could have happened? (23 Jun 2002)
  49. After my mother takes her insulin shot, she has a hard coughing spell which can last for some time. (7 Jun 2002)
  50. Can give me some more specific instructions on how to use the Inject-Ease? I am dying to try it out. (6 Jun 2002)
  51. Is there any other method available for monitoring blood sugar constantly and non-painfully? (31 May 2002)
  52. Is there any substitute for giving insulin other than these painful injections? (30 May 2002)
  53. Does severe psoriasis affect where a person can give injections? (29 May 2002)
  54. Is there some kind of a device with which I could check my mother-in-law's blood sugar level before and after meals and also cholesterol? (25 May 2002)
  55. What is the best possible way to change insulin injection sites? (20 May 2002)
  56. Could we be doing something different to help ease the pain when my four year old gets his shot? (14 May 2002)
  57. Have you had the opportunity to review the new GlucoWatch non-invasive, automatic, continuous blood monitoring device? (14 May 2002)
  58. I like my meter -- I don't want the new ones they want to give me. (13 May 2002)
  59. How could the GlucoWatch be used as a tool to catch rising blood sugars? (10 May 2002)
  60. Recently, in the movie Panic Room I saw a new testing device that looks like a watch and tests sugar levels. (10 May 2002)
  61. After injecting the shot a little insulin runs out. What am I doing wrong? (8 May 2002)
  62. Since I started pumping, I have developed a protruding fatty build-up in the areas on my abdomen where I inject the cannula. Is this caused by the insulin in the pump? (7 May 2002)
  63. How can I convince or enable my grandpa to check and record his blood sugars? (30 Apr 2002)
  64. In a recent movie, a character wears a non-invasive blood-glucose testing device. Does this device exist? (25 Apr 2002)
  65. I was recently informed that patients on insulin should check blood sugars before breakfast and two hours after supper. (21 Apr 2002)
  66. I want to purchase a meter for my uncle in India, if available on the open market. Can you please suggest a good meter? (12 Apr 2002)
  67. Where do body builders inject insulin, since you are not to inject in muscle? (7 Apr 2002)
  68. Can you tell me what the near future holds to get rid of needles? Are there studies being done to test other ways to give insulin? (1 Apr 2002)
  69. I am a transcriptionist looking for the spelling of an injection technique. It sounds like "ther-eumechanics'. (1 Apr 2002)
  70. What does the fact I have a C-peptide level of 0.2 mean? (28 Mar 2002)
  71. How do I know if my home glucose monitors are trustworthy? (28 Mar 2002)
  72. Why do we use blood glucose testing instead of another way of testing glucose used in the body? (25 Mar 2002)
  73. My daughter is now on about five insulin injections a day using the B-D mini pen, and she's getting "tough" skin. What do you recommend? (25 Mar 2002)
  74. Currently when I check my daughter's urine, it shows 4+ glucose when her blood sugar is 143 mg/dl [7.9 mmol/L]. How it is this possible? (19 Mar 2002)
  75. I've had a lot of problems with large air bubbles in the syringe at the top of the syringe near the needle when mixing Humalog with NPH. What should I do? (17 Mar 2002)
  76. Are ketones caused by diabetes? (15 Mar 2002)
  77. When I started to take my insulin shots, the injection site bleeds after I have finished. Should this be happening? (13 Mar 2002)
  78. Is it possible to buy a needle-free insulin injector in India? (4 Mar 2002)
  79. How exactly is a "fasting sugar" done? How are fasting sugars done when insulin is still in the body? (27 Feb 2002)
  80. Is it true that you should use your fingertips rather than your forearm to get a more accurate reading? (26 Feb 2002)
  81. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes four months ago, and my C-peptide was less than 0.2 (undetectable) at diagnosis. Will this ever change? (25 Feb 2002)
  82. What are the effects of accidentally injecting insulin into muscle? (24 Feb 2002)
  83. My 15 year old son, diagnosed type 1 diabetes a little over two years ago has a C-peptide value of 0.5. What does this signify? (24 Feb 2002)
  84. Are there any glucose meters, other than Precision Xtra, that test for ketones? (24 Feb 2002)
  85. What are the advantages of the different forms of home management testing (Whole blood versus plasma testing for glucose and urine versus blood for ketones)? (24 Feb 2002)
  86. My 10 year old son was able to give himself shots after the first month, but after he gives himself shots, his sugars are usually high at the next reading. What is the best way to deal with this? (22 Feb 2002)
  87. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and my doctor wants me to take two fasting readings every day. The morning fasting is easy, but when during the day is considered fasting? (22 Feb 2002)
  88. Have you ever heard of a needle breaking off? Is this rare? (21 Feb 2002)
  89. My daughter, who has had diabetes for two years, has developed large indentations on both legs. Could she be having a reaction to Insulatard? (21 Feb 2002)
  90. What, exactly, is the difference between the "A1c", and the "glycosylated hemoglobin"? Why would there be such a large discrepancy in these results? (21 Feb 2002)
  91. My cousin asked me to check her blood sugar, and the meter read, "HI", and this has happened with everyone in my family. Could they have diabetes? (20 Feb 2002)
  92. I'm not confident my new doctor has enough training in type 1 diabetes. He recently ordered some lab work, and I am unsure of what the results mean. (18 Feb 2002)
  93. My husband have their A1cs done every three months, but I would like a more extensive test done. Is there any test they can do to check the pancreas? (17 Feb 2002)
  94. Lately the readings on my meter have been extremely high, and I did notice that the code in the meter was different from that on the strips. (11 Feb 2002)
  95. Is there a way to ensure the accuracy of the dose, using a pen, at this half-unit level? (11 Feb 2002)
  96. Why isn't the breast recommended as an injection site? Can you suggest any other sites? (9 Feb 2002)
  97. I have to learn how to give my own shots and finger sticks within a year! (2 Feb 2002)
  98. How many times can you lance your finger before its time to move to a different finger ? How can I do this without making my fingers bruise? (21 Jan 2002)
  99. I was diagnosed recently with type 2 diabetes. When is the best time to check my blood sugar levels, before or after I eat or both? Do I need to do it daily? (20 Jan 2002)
  100. How can the HgbA1c be accurate based on two tests in six months? I feel that I should now be testing at home. Do you agree? (19 Jan 2002)
  101. What did I do wrong in giving my son's injection? (18 Jan 2002)
  102. Will the shots in my butt eventually stop hurting? (13 Jan 2002)
  103. Should I be using the plasma or whole blood setting on my meter? (13 Jan 2002)
  104. Do people with diabetes who inject insulin experience the persistent pain like I experienced from the antibiotic? (11 Jan 2002)
  105. I have recently switched to a blood glucose meter that allows for alternate site testing. Is there anything I should do differently? (11 Jan 2002)
  106. When is the best time to test? (11 Jan 2002)
  107. If we do not know what the normal levels are, then how can we make an informed decision about what the desirable levels should be for children with diabetes? (7 Jan 2002)
  108. We have heard conflicting information on what blood tests should be performed annually. Can you tell me the what tests should be completed? (6 Jan 2002)
  109. Where is the best area to inject my insulin? (4 Jan 2002)

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