Why do the Lilly Humalog Pens still contain a serious amount of insulin after they supposedly reached empty (eg “0” units). I remove the pen top, use a syringe and withdraw often as much as another 20, 25 units of Humalog no problem…
What chucklehead designed these things??? Am I missing something here
“… hello… there’s still massive insulin in the syringe, can I please not require a needle to get at it… helllo…”
Or, ok… anyone else ever had trouble depressing the plunger on their pen with your thumb? I’m decently strong, fairly young, but jiminy christmas I’ve had to use an awful lot of strength just to depress that plunger mechanism to get the last units, micro-units, etc…
And once I pull the pen’s syringe out of my skin I depress the plunger again for grins and giggles to see how much I might have missed (or not) and I typically get a pretty decent-scary amount of insulin that still comes out.
Last but not least, why do pens once used for the first time have (according to the manufacturer instructions) have 28-30 days before they are “no good” somehow? Its a vaccum, there is no air, I can only assume there is some kind of insane chemical breakdown that is supposedly caused. If that’s the case… why can’t they add a benign “preservative” of some type and make certain it’ll last a heck of a lot longer… how hard could that truly be?
Anyone else had these issues with their pen???