HeavenlyAngelina

565d

Hi! It's been almost 2 yrs since I was diagnosed T-2. I had an appt with my Endocrinologist earlier today and she ended up putting me on insulin (I was worried this would happen). Does anybody take Insulin once a day? Is morning or night better & why? I'm suppose to give myself my first shot either tonight (or tomorrow morning). I've been dealing with terrible circumstances/situations & could really use some support. I also have a fear of needles 💉😕

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    • RoseReign

      563d

      Move around! Abdomen is fine just don't stick in the exact same place. It won't hurt you, it just builds up scar tissue in that spot. Like when you get a blood draw in the exact same spot.

    • Kish

      565d

      I was working at a veterinarian office when I began insulin and it took me a week to do my shots myself. I had one of the vet techs do my shots the first week. I’m now on a pump. It’s so much easier

    • AuntSquirm

      565d

      I was told to do it at night and its worked out well for me. Just make sure to follow the instructions on how to do the injection properly. Like make sure to pinch the area and make sure to leave the needle in long enough for all the insulin to go in.

    • Beesolie

      565d

      I do my shot at night and it works well for me, too. AuntSquirm is right about leaving the needle in long enough, maybe a good 30 seconds. Also, change that needle! Poking yourself with a used needle is more painful than a new one that just glides right on in :-)

    • RoseReign

      563d

      Move around! Abdomen is fine just don't stick in the exact same place. It won't hurt you, it just builds up scar tissue in that spot. Like when you get a blood draw in the exact same spot.

    • HeavenlyAngelina

      563d

      Thanks so much

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