Vekkie's Diabetes Playground(16KB)

Last updated: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 07:49:11
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Syringe Capacity

Various syringes

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Mostly, insulin syringes; one foreign syringe!

Vekkie Says!

Check with your vet before using conversions!

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Insulin Syringes are marked in Units

Insulin syringes are marked in Units of Insulin.

However, not all Insulin Syringes are the same!

Some have larger capacities than others. When a dog's insulin dose is fairly small, the Human Shooter can use a small syringe. Maybe. Maybe not!

Some Syringes are made for U40;
some for U-100 insulins

Vekkie is the first to know that you must use a U-40 syringe to deliver a U-40 insulin, such as her Vetsalin.

And that to deliver her Novalin, you must use a U-100 insulin syringe.

If you use the wrong syringe, you are very likely to deliver a WRONG DOSE!

We would not like to do that!.

Insulin is extremely powerful

Because of the power of insulin, delivering too much of it can send a dog or cat to its death in fairly short (dis-)order.

We really do not want to do that.

Part of our job, to make sure we know what we're doing, is to select a syringe of approximately the right capacity for the job.

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