I was given the short pen needles. Sounded good right? But I was just reading in the THINK LIKE A PANCREAS on page 57: If you are very lean, choose a short pen needle (5-8mm). If you have adequate body fat, choose a longer needle (10-12mm)...........If you are overweight, "short" (5-8mm) needles may not inject the insulin deep enough to achieve proper absorption. ......If you have plenty of body fat, use standard-lengh needles. If you have difficulty pinching up an inch or more of body fat, use short needles. Needless to say, my legs are alot leaner than my abdomen. So I went out and picked up a box of BG originals - 12.7mm! Pink paper on the tips will let me know those are for the abdomen. This might explain why I have variable control. Has anyone else had this situation?