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Blood Tests and Insulin Injections from 2007

  1. How long after a meal should one expect to get an accurate reading? What is the blood sugar range for people who do not have diabetes? (17 Dec 2007)
  2. Does the use of scented lotions, soaps or hand sanitizer on your hands prior to testing your blood sugar have any effect on the outcome of a blood glucose reading? (12 Nov 2007)
  3. I'm really depressed about having diabetes, especially since I can't get rid of the swelling at my injection sites. How can I get rid of the swelling? (26 Oct 2007)
  4. Newly diagnosed, my son is on Humalog and NPH in the morning. Can I premix the insulins at 5 a.m., two hours before he gives himself the injection? (4 Sep 2007)
  5. Sometimes I hit a blood vessel and bleed out when doing my insulin injection so I don't know how much insulin is injected. What should I do in this situation? (26 Aug 2007)
  6. Sometimes I get air bubbles under my skin when I do my insulin injections. Is that bad? How can I eliminate the bubbles? (14 Aug 2007)
  7. We recently gave our 12 year old responsibility for drawing up and administering her insulin. She admitted to giving herself extra insulin. How dangerous is this? (4 Jun 2007)
  8. In general, how often do children test their blood sugars? (30 May 2007)
  9. Is it safe to do an injection into muscle to bring down a blood sugar more rapidly? (26 May 2007)
  10. Lately, I've been having trouble giving myself injections. I have been experiencing bruising and little bumps, plus insulin leaking. What do you suggest? (17 Apr 2007)
  11. Other than injections, the pump, and Insuflon, are there any other ways to do basal-bolus therapy? (27 Mar 2007)
  12. Is it safe for my daughter to give her injections through clothing? How can I get her to take better care of her diabetes? (22 Feb 2007)
  13. My daughter has four fingertip blood sugar tests daily. Can this cause pain or numbness in the fingertips? (17 Jan 2007)

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