Insulin Needles - Help with Buying

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  1. JessWils

    JessWils New Member

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    Hi Guys
    Thank you for the support you've given me since I've joined. It's been nice to know that there are so many other people that have some great advice!

    I wonder if anyone has experience buying syringes online. I get mine from the vet currently but it's like £17 for 10!!! So I wondered if anyone else has bought theirs online. Normally I would just go ahead and buy them, but I can't seem to find any that match the ones my little girl needs. She has:
    40-U, 29 gauge, 12.7 mm long, 0.3 mL syringes currently which are marked with 1/2 unit increments. I found a conversion chart online (attached), but I'm worried about getting the wrong syringe and completely mis-dosing her. Can anyone offer some help or experience?
    Thanks!

    Jess
     

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    Oops! Didn't meant to upload three of the same document! Sorry!
     
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    Thank you!! I don’t think we can get that brand in the UK though. Sorry should have said where I am!
     
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    I will tag a couple of UKers that use U40 syringes. Perhaps they can help with a good place to get them without breaking the bank.

    @Elizabeth and Bertie @Monica Lewis
     
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    Sorry :)
     
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    The 5ml syringe is larger, that's all. But the markings mean the same. They're both U40 syringes with half-unit markings.

    ...If you can get your head around the idea of the conversion chart, you could also try 3ml U100 syringes... Here's the link to the syringes (which may even be a bit cheaper on Amazon) , and I'll find our chart for you...

    https://www.vetuk.co.uk/insulin-syr...-0-3ml-u100-insulin-syringes-box-of-100-p-296
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    @JessWils

    Jess, here's the link to the conversion chart.
    Your U40 insulin has 40 units of insulin per ml. U100 insulin has 100 units per ml. So, U100 has 2.5 times the amount of active insulin, or is 2.5 times 'stronger'.

    To measure one unit of U40 insulin in a U100 syringe you'd draw insulin to the 2.5 unit mark.

    http://www.felinediabetes.com/insulin-conversions.htm
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    Hello Jess, apologies for delay, I didn't get a notification..

    Eliz beat me to it, I was going to recommend you the same site to buy online as they seem to be favoured by many here in the UK.
    Also you might want to look on Amazon, I get my lancets from there in bulk and they are pretty decent for a fraction of the normal price..
    We use the 0.5 syringes and been getting them from the vet as our pet insurance pays for them at the moment but our vet must be a lot cheaper than yours as we get 30 syringes for £14 from our vet!

    I'm sorry I couldn't be any more helpful this time, hope you'll be able to get it sorted.
    Anything else you need help with please get in touch, I'd be more than happy to offer you some support!:)
     
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