I just thought I'd tell everyone about this product I saw at my endocrinologist's office, called the I-Port. It's for people who take shots. For those of you familiar with insulin pump infusion sets, it's a lot like those. You inject it once every three days using a needle, but then you pull the needle out and all that's left under your skin is a soft cannula, with a port on top of the skin. Then for the next three days you can inject your insulin (or symlin, or byetta, or whatever) into the port, instead of having to give yourself multiple injections under the skin.
I'm currently on an insulin pump, so this doesn't affect me, but I thought those of you on daily injections might want to know. I wish to God they had had this device for the first thirteen years I was diabetic and on shots...it would have saved me a hell of a lot of pain.
29 yo female with two fuzzy children: a Pom named Snuggles and a Pom mix named PomPom.
Health History: Type I diabetes (19 years), allergies/asthma, hypothyroidism, osteopenia & multiple fractures, iron-deficiency anemia, Crohn's (of course), and depression (go figure.)
Crohn's History: May have had it since I was 11 (1988-89), definitely have had it since I was 15, was diagnosed when I was 25 (2003), was un-diagnosed in 2005 and re-diagnosed June 2007.