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At times when I give myself my insulin it really burns and stings. Is that typical for anyone else?

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Stanmore, GBR
I experience intense burning when injecting it feels like the needle is red hot and I have to blow on the site afterwards as it makes me curse. Dr suggests larger doses cause pain or wrong needle size

Milford, CT
I have the smallest needle available and take a very small insulin does. I am still in the honeymoon period. Like this am I only took 2 units.

Milford, CT
I also bruise at almost each injection. No matter where I inject.

Stanmore, GBR
Okay, I also find that it particularly hurts in my stomach or if I don't relax enough when taking the shot. Some ppl have thicker skin I found out too

Milford, CT
So I guess I have this to look forward to until I can finally get a pump?!?! :(

Stanmore, GBR
Bruising is from randomly bursting blood vessels under the skin. I have this sometimes.

Stanmore, GBR
Hopefully not and hope we can work out why it stings and bruises so often

Milford, CT
I go back to my endo in a week. I'll have to remember to ask her.

Stanmore, GBR
But as for pumps, if you can get one it'll change your life everyone I've met on pump is happy and so much better

Milford, CT
That's what I'm really hoping. I'm a teacher and it is so hard to check my blood and take my insulin during the day.

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