Diabetes in Dogs: The k9diabetes.com Forum
 

Go Back   Diabetes in Dogs: The k9diabetes.com Forum > Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog

Diabetes Discussion: Your Dog Anything related to your diabetic dog.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-15-2011, 10:35 AM
Mickey'sMom123 Mickey'sMom123 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 46
Default Regarding injection and bubbles....

.....what am I doing wrong? I pull the plunger back to the amount or just a little more of the amount of insulin I would use to get some air into the syringe. I slowly push the plunger and the air back into the bottle. Then, I pull the syringe back to get to the 2U's that Mickey needs (2 x a day), and it never fails - I get a bubble. I thought putting a little air into the syringe creates a vacuum and it would eliminate bubbles.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-15-2011, 10:50 AM
janspack's Avatar
janspack janspack is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 601
Default Re: Regarding injection and bubbles....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mickey'sMom123 View Post
.....what am I doing wrong? I pull the plunger back to the amount or just a little more of the amount of insulin I would use to get some air into the syringe. I slowly push the plunger and the air back into the bottle. Then, I pull the syringe back to get to the 2U's that Mickey needs (2 x a day), and it never fails - I get a bubble. I thought putting a little air into the syringe creates a vacuum and it would eliminate bubbles.
I would think that having air in the syringe is the thing that will actually cause bubbles in the first place. You want to avoid air in the syringe and the insulin bottle as much as you can,

What I tend to do is draw up several units more than I need, tap the syringe to get any bubbles to float up towards the needle then press the plunger to get rid of both the bubbles and the extra insulin that I drew up, leaving me with the correct dose in the syringe but with no bubbles. Not sure if that makes sense or not but that is the way I was taught donkeys years ago when I was doing nursing training.
__________________
Jan & Dazzle (Border Collie aged 12 yrs) dx 06th February 2009. Dx Hypothyroid 12th July 2011. 6 units am & 5 units pm for this week - still trying to get her back on track. Soloxine 0.4 mgs once a day.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-15-2011, 12:16 PM
Patty's Avatar
Patty Patty is offline
Senior Member and Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central CO
Posts: 8,324
Default Re: Regarding injection and bubbles....

You are right...injecting air into the bottle eliminates the vacuum. But bubbles can result in the syringe.

Like Jan, I draw up more than I need, tap the syringes to bring the bubble to the top and press the plunger quickly (over my sink) to get rid of the air and extra insulin. Then fine tune the dose.
__________________
Patty and Ali 13.5yrs 47lbs diagnosed May '08 Ali earned her wings October 27, 2012, 4 months after diagnosis of a meningioma ~ Time is precious ~
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-15-2011, 01:30 PM
Mickey'sMom123 Mickey'sMom123 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 46
Default Re: Regarding injection and bubbles....

OK - Thanks will try this tonight. No more air in the syringe - just load with a little more insulin, eliminate the extra over the sink and get it to his actual dose. Thanks again for your help. Greatly appreciated!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:10 AM.


Disclaimer -- The content on this site is provided for informational and educational purposes only. While we make every effort to present information that is accurate and reliable, the views expressed here are not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by a licensed veterinarian. Please consult with your veterinarian for specific advice concerning the medical condition or treatment of your pet and before administering any medication or pursuing any course of treatment that you may read about on this site.

The views and opinions expressed by contributors to this forum are strictly their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of the owners, administrators, or moderators of this forum and the k9diabetes.com website.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2009, 2010 k9diabetes.com. All rights reserved.