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stylynjm 12-09-2012 06:28 PM

Re: Sissy's Mom
I give shots in stuff of neck to between shoulders. Can I give a touch more off and on or raise her to a touch above 6.25?? When I get her to 6.5 or more is when I start getting high 400'S to high 500's!!???????? At least have the last 3 tries???

stylynjm 12-09-2012 06:45 PM

Re: Sissy's Mom
#'s today.

Am fast. 430
10. Am. 352
5:45 pm fast. 130!!!!
I want to give her 6 tonite and see what it does.

stylynjm 12-09-2012 07:00 PM

Re: Sissy's Mom
Is it possible that after a couple of days she gets a little to much insulin built up,and that is pushing her #'s higher.? Then she uses it up when higher and comes back down????

Cebe 12-09-2012 07:36 PM

Re: Sissy's Mom
I don't think you're getting a build up EXCEPT

let me say a word about shots in the scruff (neck between shoulder blades) - my vet told me not to use that area because it may be less effective. Think of it this way - the scruff area could be acting like a sponge for your insulin, and maybe it is building up there. Now, that's a wild theory about what might be going on with her, but it corresponds with the advice I wanted to give you - to try shots in a different location. They may be more effective.

Can you start giving shots on her side - shoulder or above the flank area? You have to pinch the skin pull up, and then get the needle under the skin, but not in the meat/muscle. It's easy, but not as easy as the scruff.

stylynjm 12-09-2012 07:49 PM

Re: Sissy's Mom
In her side??? Like side of belly?? Shoulder?? Or above shoulder between shoulder blades,kind of across back?? Should I cut 1/4 to start that?? She is little and doesn't have to much skin there,but I can pull it up a little!!

stylynjm 12-09-2012 07:51 PM

Re: Sissy's Mom
Don't know where flank area is!!! Sorry!! ?????

stylynjm 12-09-2012 08:16 PM

Re: Sissy's Mom
I found a diagram that shows the areas.wow,not much extra skin.doesn't the needle go through to far?? Do u just put the needle in a little.

Cebe 12-09-2012 08:46 PM

Re: Sissy's Mom
You gotta get a feel for it to make sure you get the insulin under the skin, but not in the muscle.

stylynjm 12-09-2012 08:53 PM

Re: Sissy's Mom
Does it just take doing it.will I hurt her?? I use 31 short needles and warm it

stylynjm 12-09-2012 08:55 PM

Re: Sissy's Mom
Can u switch around or pick an area and use both sides of the same area.

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