Popular Pages

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: What Are Units on an Insulin Syringe?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    222
    i am desperately trying to figure out how to dind my dosage and how much to inject and how much to mix...and one of the things i need to know is if im gonna do 200iu, or even 175iu or 150iu, how do you measure that on an insulin syringe that only has units on it, starting at 10-100? i found this on here:
    Water
    1,500 IU - 5 ml bac water
    2,000 IU - 7 ml bac water
    5,000 IU - 19 ml bac water
    10,000 IU - 39 ml bac water

    Dose
    125 IU dose = .50 ml, or 50 on an insulin needle
    150 IU dose = .60 ml, or 60 on an insulin needle
    175 IU dose = .70 ml, or 70 on an insulin needle
    200 IU dose = .80 ml, or 80 on an insulin needle

    but im not sure how many units that is because if i actually did 50 units, thats like almost half of the syringe....surely that cant be right....someone know how much i inject of the units??

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Gnadenhutten, Ohio, United States
    Posts
    817
    I'm anxious for the answer! Just told hubby I may be playing with needles, syringes and measuring spoons/cups one of these days to find the right answer! LOL

    First round I used 50 unit insulin syringes, 1/2 cc...I went to 20 units for 200 iu's, 15 units for 150iu's etc.

    This time I have a 20 unit insulin syringe, still 1/2 cc syringe!!
    R1 starting weight 200.4lbs
    Current weight after R2 161lbs
    19.5 inches lost
    Currently in P4

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Gnadenhutten, Ohio, United States
    Posts
    817
    bump
    R1 starting weight 200.4lbs
    Current weight after R2 161lbs
    19.5 inches lost
    Currently in P4

  4. #4
    Senior Member mgsondance's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    R/P/M
    P4 of R8, subq injections
    Posts
    16,596
    bouscher- that's very weird, because if you have a 1/2cc syringe, it should have 50 units on it. 10 units equals .1cc. i answered the rest of the question on another thread.
    Buying Hcg: http://hcgdietinfo.com/hcgdietforums/f19/buying-hcg-where-do-i-start-39144/

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Gnadenhutten, Ohio, United States
    Posts
    817
    I think these are called "U-40" insulin syringes...This is the closest I can come to a link...http://www.healthwarehouse.com/nipro-glucopro-insulin-syringe-30-gauge-1cc-1-2-100-count.html and it's of the box, not the actual syringe. I have so many of these leftover from when the cat needed insulin daily that I'd love to be able to use them up. If not, I'll order what I had before. From what I can find, those are called "U-100" insulin syringe.

    Bridgett
    R1 starting weight 200.4lbs
    Current weight after R2 161lbs
    19.5 inches lost
    Currently in P4

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2,821
    I don't see any reason not to use them. The most you would use is .40 or 40 so you should be just fine.

    Jenni

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Gnadenhutten, Ohio, United States
    Posts
    817
    Jenni,

    I'm aiming for 200iu with Scotts Formula, 2000 iu vials...that would just be 20 units or .2, right?

    Bridgett
    R1 starting weight 200.4lbs
    Current weight after R2 161lbs
    19.5 inches lost
    Currently in P4

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2,821
    If you are doing the dry hcg then you would add 4 ml bac water then you would inject .40 or 40 on the syringe. Since it's a 1/2 cc then you would end up filling it almost all the way but it would work.

    Jenni

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Gnadenhutten, Ohio, United States
    Posts
    817
    it's actually the liquid so I'm mixing with 3ml bac water. but it would still be 40?

    Thanks so much!!!
    R1 starting weight 200.4lbs
    Current weight after R2 161lbs
    19.5 inches lost
    Currently in P4

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2,821
    Yup...you got it hon!

    Jenni

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35