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Blood Tests and Insulin Injections

My 21 month old daughter has had type 1 diabetes for three months. In the beginning, it was a challenge to give her her insulin shots. Now she has good days and bad days with the shots. She has been getting them in the arms or legs; the other areas are impossible. Any tips on making the shots easier?

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Does the pressure injector (Medi-ject) have any pain when it goes it into the skin?

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Is there an insulin pen available that records the time that the last injection took place?

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I may have injected a morning mixture of NPH and Humalog into a vein by mistake, and subsequently, my pre-dinner glucose level was 25.6 mmol/L [1.4 mg/dl]. Could you please direct me to some useful information regarding synthetic insulin metabolism?

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What does it mean to have your blood glucose meter calibrated? Why is this done?

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My C-peptide level is 0.2 pmol/ml in fasting and in stimulation 0.4 pmol/ml, and I am taking a sulfonylurea. Will my C-peptide results improve when the sugar goes down?

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How accurate is a blood sugar test on a sample taken six months ago, but kept refrigerated? Would the levels change from the day it was taken?

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I recently purchased a new glucose meter, and when I started using it, I noticed my readings were significantly higher than when I was using my previous system. I did readings simultaneously with both meters, and the readings were consistently 25% higher with the new one. Are there two sets of numbers we need to use to compare our readings to, one for each manufacturer?

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I noticed that blood glucose can be measured in terms of mg/dl or in mmol/L. Which countries use mmol/L? Is there any particular benefit for measuring blood glucose in mg/dl instead of mmol/L?

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My son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes one month ago. His diabetes nurse told us not to worry about his blood sugar level while sleeping at night unless it was below 120 mg/dl [mmol/L] before evening snack. Is that the only time that we need to check his blood sugars or should we be checking during the night routinely, regardless of his numbers?

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