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huge reaction to insulin injection. whelps help

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by spencer, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. spencer

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    does any one get a huge knot from a injection. my sons 12 diagnosed april 2017 type1 he in the last few months gets a huge whelp it last for hours and really bothers him. any help would be greatly appreciated hes using Humalog for fast acting lantus for long lasting.... he injects all over not just one site. although lantus in the booty cheek has never caused the big bump......
     
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    I'd ask your endo about seeing an allergy specialist. My daughter started reacting to Humalog 4.5 years in, but it showed up as staph infections with infusion sites due to the inflammation at the site. We saw an allergist, but because she wasn't reacting in an IgE manner, she couldn't be desensitized, whereas the allergist said other reactions can be.

    Sometimes it's the preservatives rather than the insulin itself they are reacting to.
     
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    we are going in next week for test we will post the outcome
     
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    So the reaction is just to the Humalog?
     
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    only in the booty cheek has lantus not caused a whelp......... every other spot it whelps bad. Humalog novalog lantus pens or needle still get the reaction ill keep this updated after we start using the pump this week.
     
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    hes on the pump so far so good... no whelps with novalog only used one site in belly changing it out Friday...
     
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    might have several pens of Humalog with a exp date of 2019+ for free ........ don't wanna give to someone that gets it free like to find someone who has to pay for there's or has a bigger copay just trying to help someone out we are in southeast Missouri wanna wait a few weeks to make sure he stays on novalog before we give it away.
     
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    I'm so glad the switch to Novolog has been successful for him. It sure is stressful, isn't it?

    You might want to hold on to the Humalog for a while. Our endo encouraged us to, as sometimes the kids (people) begin to react to the second insulin, and then it can become a process of rotating between them to allow reactions to lessen. We donated ours to Insulin for Life when they were close to expiration. http://ifl-usa.org/
     
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    what about a dreamy feeling ? anyone get that he hates it he didn't get the feeling until 4 months into diabetes dealing with that and he will be much better... we have changed 4 injection sights one the needle bent and he missed two injections other three went good. he says he feels dreamy all the time
     
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    It could be the insulin. Apidra gave my daughter a non-stop throbbing headache and painful acne that cleared up within 36 hours after she stopped taking it after six weeks of using it. I dread her developing a reaction to Novolog since the Humalog one didn't appear for 4.5 years. Like diabetes alone isn't stressful, enough, huh?
     
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    And be very, very careful with reactions if he's on the pump. My daughter started having recurrent staph infections that got bad because the staph was getting into the inflamed site. She has an extremely high pain tolerance, but she was ready to scream in agony with the staph, plus there's the risk of it going sepsis.
     
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    yeah we clean the old sight and keep it clean.
     

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