There are no breaks from diabetes, even on holidays. Everything I’ll need to manage the beast while in Louisville fits in my Thompson case from Myabetic. Extra Insulin pens, meter, plenty of pen needles, alcohol swabs, chargers, oral meds, etc… all in one bag. Convenient, for sure.
It’s been a rough day.
I had someone ask me which pen needles I use and if I use a new one with each injection, so here are my answers. First, I use the BD Ultra-Fine Mini pen needle. They work well for me and are what my insurance will cover. Second, Yes, I use a new pen needle with each injection that I take. Between split lantus doses and humalog injections for each meal, I use at least 5 pen needles a day. They are designed for single use, and reuse can lead to problems, such as the needle weakening and breaking off under the skin, inaccuracies in dosing, infections, pain, etc… I know there are unfortunate circumstances where folks are forced to resort…
Another day, another meal, another bolus. Wash, rinse, repeat.
An injection of Lantus insulin is part of my nightly ritual.