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Old 07-04-2008, 05:32 PM
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Default Needle Bevel Side Up

You could be having problems also with whether the syringe is pointed with the needle bevel side up or not too-



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

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Default Re: Is cold insulin painful

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...ion_111907.pdf

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Subcutaneous Injections--page 4.

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Marion,

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

http://k9diabetes.com/forum/showpost...33&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.



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

HTH!

Kathy

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