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Old 10-19-2006, 04:45 PM   #1
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Best Insulin Pen?

Does anyone here have a favorite pen. I am using the lilly but i dont know if theres one that everyone prefers over every other one...

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Old 10-19-2006, 11:21 PM   #2
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Re: Best Insulin Pen?

I've only ever used the Lantus pen, which sucks imo.

Quite honestly, there isn't much choice when it comes to pens, cause you have to get the kind that works with the type of insulin you use.

I have heard the Novo pens are the best though.

 
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Old 10-21-2006, 11:10 AM   #3
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Re: Best Insulin Pen?

blondy do you still use lantus with the pump? when i get the pump i dont wanna have to worry about any injections...other than every 3rd day...

 
Old 10-21-2006, 11:27 AM   #4
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Levemir vs. Novolog Flex Pens?

I am looking for a smaller pen than my lilly. WHat exactly is levemir. it doesnt say that it is a fast acting insulin, while i know novolog is fast acting.

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Old 10-21-2006, 12:18 PM   #5
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Re: Levemir vs. Novolog Flex Pens?

Novolog and Levemir are both availible in flexpens and both have cartridges that fit the Novopen 3 (a non-disposable insulin pen). Both Levemir and Novolog are insulins made by Novo Nordisk. Novolog is fast acting and has an action profile pretty much identical to Humalog. Levemir is a long acting insulin that has no peak and lasts between 12-18 hours. It's similar to Lantus except doesn't last quite as long.

 
Old 10-21-2006, 12:19 PM   #6
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Re: Best Insulin Pen?

No, you don't use Lantus on the pump.

I have the Lantus pen just in case my pump fails.

You very rarely have to do injections on the pump...only if your bs is quite high, your pump fails, or you are taking a pump break. However, the infusion site insertion is generally significantly more painful than an infusion site insertion in my experience, so you might want to get comfortable with injections before making that move.

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Old 10-22-2006, 07:54 PM   #7
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Re: Best Insulin Pen?

thats why i wanted to get numbing cream. i think it wouldnt be too bad to use it every 3rd or 4th day, so i wouldnt feel anything

 
Old 10-22-2006, 09:40 PM   #8
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Re: Best Insulin Pen?

Adults rarely use the numbing cream cause you have to leave it on and covered for an hour before it works, but I suppose you could use it if you want to.

 
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