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We Hope
07-04-2008, 05:32 PM
You could be having problems also with whether the syringe is pointed with the needle bevel side up or not too-

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/diabetesindogs/images/f/f5/1-3.jpg

This is the way the syringe should be pointed to give a shot--with the bevel side up.

We Hope
12-29-2008, 01:29 PM
Peggy,

It's less painful when you have the bevel side up--this is how doctors and nurses are trained to give most injections--with the needle bevel side up.

http://www.smh.com/sections/services-procedures/medlib/nursing/Procedures/Injection/inj01_Preperation_111907.pdf

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Subcutaneous Injections--page 4.

Marion,

You might see if you're giving Cara's shot with the needle's bevel side up.

http://k9diabetes.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1933&postcount=9

The bevel is meant to slide under the skin--here you can see how it's pointed and angled, and how it could be painful and possibly tear the skin if it was turned upside down for a shot.

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/diabetesindogs/images/a/a3/Needles.jpg


http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/diabetesindogs/images/f/f5/1-3.jpg

Graphic of syringe with the needle's bevel side up.

HTH!

Kathy