Lg Cwd
Need Help

Submit your question to our team of health care professionals.

Current Question

See what's on the mind of the community right now.

Meet the Team

Learn more about our world-renowned team.

DTeam Archives

Review the entire archive according to the date it was posted.

May 8, 2002

Blood Tests and Insulin Injections

Question from Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA:

My five old daughter was diagnosed four days ago, and after injecting the shot a little insulin runs out. What am I doing wrong?


I do not know what amount of insulin is coming back. It may not be insulin at all, but just some interstitial fluid (“tissue juice”). However, I would talk to your daughter’s diabetes team and if possible, have them observe the injection process.


[Editor’s comment: Your daughter may be tensing her muscle a lot which can squeeze some of the insulin out. Two other possibilities are that you are not injecting deeply enough and/or letting go of “pinch” after you insert the needle.

I agree with Lois that you should have your technique reviewed. Also, using an Inject-Ease� might make the whole process easier for both of you. Ask your daughter’s diabetes nurse about it.