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Blood Tests and Insulin Injections

  1. The school suggested a watch with alarms for my daughter, to remind her when to check her blood sugar. I feel this is too much responsibility for an eight-year-old. What do other schools do? (14 Dec 2018)
  2. My daughter used another child's lancing device at school, a drum-like device, which she said she turned. Should I be concerned about blood contamination? (8 Feb 2012)
  3. My ex-husband uses the same alcohol wipe several times for blood sugar checks and injections, while I use a clean one each time. What do you recommend? (24 Dec 2010)
  4. I have trouble controlling my blood sugar. Anxiety about my injections can make my blood sugar go up. I am also afraid to change the injection sites. What do you recommend? (23 Dec 2010)
  5. I am embarrassed by the small bumps that have appeared in the places where I inject insulin. How can I get rid of them? (26 May 2010)
  6. Since his mom is not rotating injection sites, my nephew has scar tissue at the often used sites. Is this common? How many sites should they be using? (26 May 2010)
  7. Have you heard of Pelikan Technologies? Are they planning a new device now that they have taken the old one off the market? (29 Mar 2010)
  8. Are there any tips on how to inject a newly diagnosed young child who panics are the thought of his injections? Are there ways to help ease his fear of injections? (19 Mar 2010)
  9. At diagnosis, in the U.S., we were told we could use our young daughter's toes for blood glucose checks. Doctors in Israel disagree. Is this safe to do? At what age should we stop? (20 Feb 2010)
  10. What is the best time of day to take a Lantus injection? (15 Oct 2009)
  11. My daughter's post dinner blood sugar was 500 mg/dl [27.8 mmol/L], but she was not symptomatic. How can this be? What is the best device for checking blood sugars? (22 May 2009)
  12. What can you tell me about the new lancet that is supposed to be less intrusive on children's fingers? (8 May 2009)
  13. Since my pregnancy 20 years ago, I have been pricking my ear lobe to check my blood sugar. Is there any reason why I shouldn't use my ear lobe? (16 Mar 2009)
  14. Our recently diagnosed daughter has no problems with her NovoLog injections, but doesn't like getting her Lantus. What do you suggest? (11 Nov 2008)
  15. Does excess milking of the finger alter one's blood glucose level? (11 Nov 2008)
  16. How much of a difference can there be in a fasting report done by laboratory and an Accu-Chek home glucose meter? (21 Oct 2008)
  17. When I used my pre-filled pen, blood leaked into the pen and mixed with the insulin. Is this normal? Will the insulin still work? (20 Oct 2008)
  18. We got an I-port for our son, but we can't get it to function properly, leading to high blood sugars. Do others have similar problems? (17 Sep 2008)
  19. When my son was first diagnosed, I was told to do a fasting test, one at breakfast, one at lunch and then dinner. Could you explain the reason and how it is done? (25 Aug 2008)
  20. My child's doctor says the OneTouch Ultra is more accurate than the Freestyle Flash, which I prefer for its nightlight. What is your opinion? (8 Jul 2008)

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