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Blood Tests and Insulin Injections from 2006

  1. My daughter was recently diagnosed. I check her blood sugar two or three times at night, but the doctor doesn't think that's necessary. When should I test? (24 Dec 2006)
  2. Our daughter has been lying to us about her blood sugars. What can we do to persuade her to be more attentive to her diabetes care? (9 Dec 2006)
  3. For some time, my son has been using his toes for his blood sugar tests, but I read that this should not be done. Is this wrong? Should I tell him to stop? (6 Dec 2006)
  4. When I inject insulin using my pen and NovoFine pen needles, it feels like my skin is ripping. Could the pen tips be dull? (23 Oct 2006)
  5. Using a continuous sensor, my son's blood sugars were rarely the same as the home glucometer. Is it safe to base his bolus on the sensor reading? (3 Oct 2006)
  6. I often use blood samples from my leg to test my blood sugar. Why would these readings differ from those of a fingerstick sample? (9 Sep 2006)
  7. Are home blood glucose monitors reliable instruments? Do they ever indicate the "true value" of one's blood glucose? (16 Aug 2006)
  8. Diagnosed with type 1 last November, my teen son is unable to do his own insulin injections. Do you have any suggestions? (3 Jun 2006)
  9. I have taken insulin for type 1 diabetes for 23 years. As a child, most of my injections were given in my arms. Can this cause lumps? (20 May 2006)
  10. What happens if you forget to check for bubbles in the syringe before an injection? (11 May 2006)
  11. Is it true that you should not use alcohol swabs to clean area where a finger prick will be done? (25 Apr 2006)
  12. What can you tell me about reusable insulin pens? (24 Apr 2006)
  13. Why do most experts suggest postprandial checks at two hours? What affects do higher fat meals and extended boluses have on this? (20 Apr 2006)
  14. Sometimes when I pull the needle out after giving an injection, a bit of insulin comes out of my arm. Why does it happen? Is this common? (12 Apr 2006)
  15. When my boyfriend's son is with us, we inject insulin in his arms and legs, but mom only uses his buttocks. How can we get her to rotate the sites? (9 Apr 2006)
  16. My toddler runs away crying when I try to do injections anywhere but her arms. Do you have any advice about how to get her to let me do shots elsewhere? (28 Mar 2006)
  17. Why is your blood sugar lower on one hand than the other when it is checked at the same time? (28 Mar 2006)
  18. On weekdays, I don't check my morning blood sugar. I guess and take insulin. I'm usually fine at lunch. Is this okay or do I need morning checks? (26 Mar 2006)
  19. How can I persuade my 11 year old to rotate insulin injection sites? (22 Feb 2006)
  20. Do you think injections done with an Inject-Ease are less effective? My son's new doctor believes the syringes may not be going into the tissue properly. (21 Feb 2006)
  21. I was diagnosed with type 2 and have serious needle phobia. Is there a meter on the market where I wouldn't see the blood? Are there any other options? (20 Feb 2006)
  22. I recently started on insulin. Can I make dose adjustments on my own or should I consult with my doctor? Are there any painless injection methods? (10 Jan 2006)

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