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ADHDiabetic Mom
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ADHDiabetic Mom

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ADHDiabetic Mom was last seen:
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    1. linda
      Hi- Hve you been to doc since seizure? Is he ok now? Maybe need to check out his head from fall?
      Feel better!!! Good job with glucagon!
    2. soulsfr
      tried to reply to your private message-here is the research abstract synopsis-soulsfr


      August 05, 2005
      Injecting through clothing
      A while back, a writer at this blog commented:
      The nurse in me cringed to read about people injecting thru clothes! WOW! Is that really ok!?!?

      Yup, it's okay. See an abstract at PubMed:
      Many of the "antiseptic" practices recommended by health care professionals for insulin injection have been successfully challenged as unnecessary. Since people with diabetes have long been observed to inject their insulin through their clothing, this study was undertaken to determine the safety and perceived benefits of administering insulin by this "rogue" technique. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Fifty people with insulin-treated diabetes were randomized into a 20-week single-blinded prospective crossover study comparing the conventional subcutaneous injection technique (with skin preparation) to an experimental injection technique through clothing. Skin assessment, glycated hemoglobin levels, and leukocyte count were determined before randomization, at 10 weeks (before crossover), and again at 20 weeks (at completion). The participants injected through a single layer of fabric, which ranged from nylon to denim. Problems, benefits, type of clothing, and other comments were recorded by the subjects in an injection log. RESULTS: Forty-two (84%) subjects completed the study. The mean age was 41 years (range, 23-63 years), 50% were women, 86% were Caucasian, and 80% had type I diabetes. The mean duration of diabetes was 14 years (range, 1-33 years). Fifty-one percent had > 16 years of education. The demographic characteristics of the dropouts were similar to those who completed the study. Over the 20-week period approximately 13,720 injections were performed by participants. None of the subjects experienced erythema, induration, or abscess at injection sites. Neither the glycated hemoglobin levels nor the leukocyte counts differed between the conventional and experimental regimens. During the injection-through-clothing phase of the study, only minor problems, such as blood stains on clothing and bruising, were recorded in the logbooks. However, subjects reported that injection through clothing offered benefits such as convenience and saving time. CONCLUSIONS: It is safe and convenient to inject insulin through clothing.

      Well, anyway, I've given myself dozens if not hundreds of "dummy shots" of insulin (that is, the shot's with a needle and an empty insulin syringe; not that I'm a dummy!) to demonstrate to patients how easy it is, but I've never given myself a shot through the clothing -- since I'm on aspirin for its cardioprotective effects, I tend to leak a little blood afterwards. (My wife, Steph, can usually tell when I've been demonstrating shooting up, as I have these cute little round blood spots on my shirt. Come to think of it, patients later in the same day probably wondered why their doc had bled into his shirt. Hmmmm.)

      Anyway, here's a chance to share your experiences (if any) about injecting through clothing. Do you inject through clothes? Regularly or rarely? Why or why not? Insulin or another medication? Cute stories would also be appreciated...

      Bill the diabetesdoc

      Diabetes.Blog.Com is a blogcompanion to our main website, the Diabetes Monitor, which you can find at www.DiabetesMonitor.com

      At the Diabetes Monitor today: a book review, Conquering Diabetes.

      Posted by the diabetesdoc at 00:00 in Treatment | Link | Comments (2)
      June 29, 2005
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    homemaker and assistant in husband's home-based co
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