Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
February 21, 2006
Blood Tests and Insulin Injections, Other
Question from Cleveland, Ohio, USA:
My 15 year old son has used an Inject-Ease since he was diagnosed with type 1 eight years ago. We haven't experienced any problems with it. However, his new endocrinologist feels that injections administered with an Inject-Ease may not go into the tissue as well and is encouraging him to stop using it, preferring that he use a Humalog pen to cover his meals and a syringe without the Inject-Ease for his Lantus. He uses a pen at school and is also able to inject himself with just a plain syringe. She feels he'll get better numbers that way. Any thoughts on her contention that the Inject-Ease is less effective? I've never heard this before.
We don’t have many people who use the Inject Ease, but it is just a spring loaded device and should not cause any problems at all, as long as used correctly, slight pressure against the skin and at a proper angle straight into the skin. I would imagine the same problems would occur with a pen needle as with the Inject Ease, but proper technique with both should make both work well.