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Can anyone explain to me why lantus shots sting and ache after injections? I have read that if it is cold it will sting and it may be the injection site but it feels the same in all the spots

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I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2010.
Martinez, GA
Insulin is carried in alcohol, that causes the stinging.

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Winter Springs, FL
Lantus is more acidic than other insulin. when I was taking it, my doctor told me that it could sting more.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2013.
Hernando, MS
Also after you clean site with alcohol make sure you allow it to dry prior to injecting

Living with type 1 diabetes.Living with LADA.
Unknown Location
you could ask doctor if you could try Levemir instead of Lantus. It is less acidic and tends to sting less for many people

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1984.
Manville, NJ
is it a sting or burning feeling? of you inject any insulin to fast it can hurt bad no matter where you inject it at.

Lowell, MA
would it help to numb the area with ice first?

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2011. with type 1 diabetes.
Butner, NC
when my daughter diagnosed we had the same issue. Her endo said there is an additive added to Lantus pens that's why it burns. he switch her to Lantus vial and no burning. Hope this helps!!

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1989.
Cedar Park, TX
Unfortunately most of the insulin pens do hurt! I didn't know it was due to an additive but sometimes you could feel it with a vial as well..

Living with type 1 diabetes since 1989.
Cedar Park, TX
Sorry, I was referring to the burning!

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2009.
Scottsdale, AZ
Sometimes stinging can be a result of injecting too quickly (creating a subcutaneous insulin filled tissue pocket - the stretching/pressure creates a feeling of stinging or burning sometimes...

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