Lantus is sometimes burning during injection
Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:37 AM
Posted 17 October 2010 - 03:25 PM
I googled your question and it is a very common question on various diabetes info sites. Noone had a proven solution.
"Hi everyone. I Was wondering if the burning that sometimes comes with lantus solostar pen could be caused, by a drop of insulin left on the tip of the needle after priming the pen? This makes since because lantus is slightly acidic and if any is left on the tip after prime it could be potentially causing the burning that sometimes happens after an injection.what do you think? Does this sound possible? Im trying to figure out why it burns badly at.times and other times its completely painless. What is your opnions on this, I'm curious."
There were more suggestions to use a longer needle and some to use a shorter needle and inject quickly. I have experienced burning with very few injections. I use the longer needles, 5/16". I stop injecting and change the injection site.
Posted 17 October 2010 - 10:30 PM
If it was the insulin on the needle tip, then I would feel it as I was pushing in the needle, but that's not the case. I think it's a reaction to the insulin that is causing the burning, but I don't know why I get the burning one day and not the next.
Presently taking: Hyzaar for blood pressure:
Novolog and Lantus for diabetes.
Welchol for cholesterol and diabetes
Mega-Red Omega-3 Krill Oil (300 mg)
Mega-Red D3 (5000 IU)
I was diagnosed in 2003...
(The human body is so resilient that no matter how badly you abuse it, it will still last you a lifetime.)
Posted 18 October 2010 - 06:34 AM
Posted 18 October 2010 - 01:56 PM
If you are doing an injection of, say 40 units - try splitting it up, doing 2 of 20 units each and not real close to each other. I found that helped, back before I went on the pump.
Type 2 for 21 years, pumping 8 years
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2007 5.3 5.5 5.7<---Pump 6.9 (Mix)
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 11:11 PM
Metformin - 1g 2x/day
Novolog as needed
Forget those other Rx meds!
Various supplements - still tuning . . .
Mostly lo carb, but loving life
Posted 23 November 2010 - 06:59 AM
Hi all. Has anyoneelse expirenced a burning with lantus? It doesn't happen all the time but when it does ooouch it burns! I always keep the insulin I'm using at room temp and always make sure my alcochol is dry before I inject. I know lantus is acidic but its strange it only happens every now and then. I was wondering if leaving a drop on the needle after priming the pen could be the cause? What do you think??
it always burned and left horrific bruises when I used lantus... and I was always hungry.. the ph was off for me and so I switched to levemir and now no burning, no bruising, and no increased appetite. I think it's just an individual body chemistry thing: at least it was for me
T2 since January 2005
levemir & novo rapid
Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:31 AM
I have noticed every time i inject myself with Lantus, I get an intense burning sensation. I absolutely dread doing this injection..but hey...gotta stay in control.
There are other basal insulins that may keep you as much in control, should you wish to see if you can resolve this issue. Levemir is the most similar to Lantus, and it has a neutral PH.
Some essentials for my blood sugar control: dosing via i:c ratio and cf • basal testing when needed • daily 40 minutes moderate exercise (or close) • carbs somewhere below 120g currently • only eating carbs and carb/fat combos that do not cause a problem spike, with or without insulin.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:35 PM
1000mg Metformin Twice a day
35.8 Units Humalog
Moved to Medtronics Pump July 2,2012
Diagnosed July 2005
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