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  1. What is an Injection Locator?

  2. What is an Injection Area?

  3. What is an Injection Site?

  4. How many Injection Sites can be used with the Injection Locator?

  5. How many Injection Areas are on a Human Body?

  6. What is tissue damage?

  7. Why use an Injection Locator?

  8. My child is injecting Insulin herself, (she is only 7 years old) can she use the Injection Locator?

  9. Why did you develop an Injection Locator?

  10. Why is separation of Injection Sites so important?

  11. I am on the Insulin Pump; do I need also separate Injection Sites? (I only change the needle every 2 or 3 days)

  12. How many Injection Locators must I buy? (Controlling my Diabetes is already so expensive!)

  13. Do you guarantee your products?

  14. What kind of help will I get to make myself knowledgeable with the Injection Locator?

  15. I have bumps allover my tummy. Will the Injection Locator help me?

  16. How many different products do you have?

  17. I have bought the Economy Edition of the Injection Locator. Now I wish I had bought the Executive Edition, what can I do?

  18. I have heard about your Injection Locator; however I do not have a computer. How can I buy one?

  19. A Home Care Nurse is caring for my aging Father with Diabetes. Would my Father benefit by her using an Injection Locator?

  20. How many injections a day can I manage with the Injection Locator?

  21. How can I order an Injection Locator?

  22. Is your web site secure? Are my credit card # and other information save on the Internet?

  23. I do not have a Credit Card; can I still order an Injection Locator?

  24. I use an Insulin Pen - 4 times a day – can I also use an Injection Locator?

  25. I have very slow healing sores on my lower legs and feet; what can be the reason?

  26. My diabetic son is in a long term care hospital and the nurses are injecting any where in his body, would the Injection Locator provide a better way?

  27. Do you have a money back guarantee?

  28. How do I clean the Injection Locator?

  29. I have Type II Diabetes, can I also use an Injection Locator?

  30. Some of my patients are not able to read English; can they also use an Injection Locator?

  31. Do you have a Professional section on your web site? (Doctors, Pharmacists and Diabetes Educators)

  32. Is the Injection Locator covered under my Medical Plan? (Diabetes Supply)

  33. I am running out of injection sites; is the Injection Locator still useful to me?

  34. Can you prove the usefulness of the Injection Locator with a clinical study?

  35. How do you ship the Injection Locator to me?

  36. I have seen a brochure of the Injection Locator? How can I obtain one?

  37. My Diabetes Educator would like to know more about the Injection Locator. How can I advise her?

  38. Why are my insulin injections hurting sometimes?

  39. When I draw insulin into the syringe, sometimes, there are air bubbles in the syringe. How can I correct this problem?

  40. I would like to buy an Injection Locator to use for my child. Will I need to buy another one when he is older?

  41. I do not have Diabetes; however I take Subcutaneous Injections for my Allergies. Would an Injection Locator be useful to me?

  42. I travel a lot and sometimes I leave the syringes or the insulin at home or in the hotel were I have stayed. What can I do?

  43. Can I correct all the tissue damage I created throughout my 23 years of taking Insulin Shots?

  44. Who may use the Injection Locator?

  45. Can I use the Injection Locator also for other subcutaneous injected medicines?

  46. What the American Diabetes Association web site say about site rotation?

Answers

1. WHAT IS AN INJECTION LOCATOR?

An Injection Locator generally relates to an injection guide, and more particularly, to an injection guide for systematically, consistently and regularly rotating injection sites over different injection areas of a user’s body to avoid repeated injections in the same location. The Injection Locator is a template made of a durable flexible sheet of vinyl to provide a system of identifying injection sites in different injection areas of a user’s body.

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2. WHAT IS AN INJECTION AREA?

Areas on the body where people can inject insulin most easily are:

A. The front and the outside of the thighs.
B. The abdomen, except the area around the navel. (2-inch circle).
C. The upper and outer areas of the arms.
D. The area just above the waist on the back.
E. The buttocks. These areas can vary with the size of the person.

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3. WHAT IS AN INJECTION SITE?

An injection site is an exact place within a given injection area. The injection site is the place within an area, were the needle will penetrate the skin into the subcutaneous tissue.

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4. HOW MANY SITES CAN BE USED WITH THE INJECTION LOCATOR?

An individual selects from one of 186 self-injecting sites or 403 assisted-injection sites. Herewith eliminating the guessing game, when you choose - within 5 seconds - a new injection site, in a given injection area.

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5. HOW MANY INJECTION AREAS ARE ON THE HUMAN BODY?

See Answer 2, each has a right and a left site, therefore the total is 2 x 5 = 10 areas.

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6. WHAT IS TISSUE DAMAGE?

Given the fact that persons with diabetes may have to inject insulin several times each day, it is not surprising that the subcutaneous (skin) tissue may become callused, toughened or painful. Unmistakably with every injection tissue damage will occur. This tissue damage may cause that the insulin be absorbed and distributed at an uneven rate. Regular and systematically rotation of the injection sites within a given injection area is strongly recommended. With the Injection Locator you are able to evenly space, rotate and separate your injection sites, permitting you to stipulate the exact choice of one of many hundreds of injection sites in an organized matter, hereby archiving a 100 % absorption and an even distribution of your injected insulin. The Injection Locator is designed to help people with diabetes keep track of their used injection sites and ensure that the next injection is always placed in fresh healthy tissue.

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7. WHY TO USE AN INJECTION LOCTOR?

We very much appreciate a person's opinion or point of view in the management of diabetes; we believe that after years of research in this topic, we have formed an educated opinion in the management of diabetes, especially in regard to "injection site separation". In the first place this is not intended to be a scare tactic, but an explanation of the pure facts, developed over and during our period of research and 17 prototypes since 1985. It demanded our attention why some insulin dependant diabetics die in the prime of their life, to name a couple of real tragedies; a father of two daughters passed away after suffering a heart attack, he was just 46 years old, a computer technician died after many amputations from kidney disease, he was only 37 years old, a beautiful girl of 19 years passed away in her sleep, and we can go on and on. They all depended on insulin in the management of their diabetes.
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In Diabetes: "Prevention" is the most important single word!!

Complications as a result of diabetes CAN and must be avoided at any cost and effort. These complications are; Cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and stroke, blindness, kidney disease, limb amputations, erectile difficulties and very slow (longer as 3 weeks) healing wounds and sores. If you take into account the illnesses, that have diabetes as the underlying cause, diabetes becomes one of the leading causes of death. It is a silent killer and it is the most ignored disease mankind knows because it is not painful, you do not see it and you do not feel it.

Diabetics worldwide have been injecting insulin for 80 years without seriously practicing injection site separation. To compare; you do not need to change the oil or water in your car on a regular basis, but by doing so, you will avoid wear and tear on your car at a heavy expense, and would make the car last longer. So it is with the management of your diabetes, by rotating injection sites on a regular basis herewith achieving a better 100% absorption and a proper, even distribution of the insulin in fresh and healthy tissue you will avoid wear and tear on your body at a very heavy expense, slowly deteriorating the human body with the above described complications resulting in a variety of related illnesses.

It is unquestionable that with every injection, tissue damage occurs. When a person with diabetes places the insulin injections repeatedly in the same area, the absorption and distribution of the injected insulin is subject to impairment resulting in an increased need for more and more insulin to obtain the same result to balance the glucose levels.

It is estimated that about 27% of all diabetics do not recognize that they even have the disease. Ignorance or even denial will turn a manageable disease into a situation with results that are irrevocable. Many times the excuse is; "if I had known this before" I would have done it differently!

With the use of the Injection Locator a diabetic is able to separate the injection sites (403) in a given injection area (10). This innovative idea creates the possibility to keep the injection sites always 2-½ centimeters (1 inch) apart, hereby achieving 100% absorption in perfectly healthy tissue. The Injection Locator will allow an even distribution of the injected insulin throughout the body resulting in a more even balance of the blood glucose levels. Using the Injection Locator may prevent, or at least delay the onset of the complications of diabetes, such as heart failure, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, limb amputations, erectile difficulties and very slow (longer as 3 weeks) healing wounds and sores.

Doctors, diabetes health-care professionals and diabetes associations are always advising their diabetic patients strongly, that they should rotate insulin injection sites. It takes 4 to 6 weeks for skin tissue to heal, 2 to 4 months if the diabetes management is out of control. It's hard to remember exactly where you injected yesterday, let alone a month ago.

Once a person with diabetes become familiar with the use of the Injection Locator, it takes less than 5 seconds to choose an injection site out of the many hundreds available. You buy an Injection Locator only once; it will add only 1/2 of a penny on top of the 8 to 15 dollars an insulin dependant diabetic spends towards the maintenance of the disease daily.

We sincerely hope that the Injection Locator will help you as it helped us during the last 17 years of the development, using the Injection Locator became for us "second nature".

Also See : Why Use Pages

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8. MY CHILD IS INJECTION INSULIN HERSELF, (SHE IS ONLY 7 YEARS OLD) CAN SHE USE THE INJECTION LOCATOR?

Yes, she will be able to manage that task surprisingly well as long she is able to read and write to 31 (the day’s of the month). Show her the movie on the tape or CD Rom a couple of times and she will catch on really quickly.

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9. WHY DID YOU DEVELOP THE INJECTION LOCATOR?

PREVENTION is the most important single word in regard to diabetes self-management. We believe that we CAN master Diabetes and we must avoid diabetic complications at any cost. Most Diabetics (Type I and Type II) overlook the condition of the skin and the subcutaneous tissue, which is essential for the administration of the injected insulin.

With this in mind, a small group of Insulin Dependent Diabetics realized (in 1985), that with every insulin injection at the injection site, tissue damage occurred. Proper insulin absorption into healthy subcutaneous tissue and even distribution throughout the body is a very good way of helping diabetics to improve the management of this disease.

For this reason, doctors, diabetes educators and health care professionals advise their patients to rotate injection sites, - within a given injection area. This enables the blood sugar to remain in the normal range and ultimately reduces the complications such as vision problems resulting in blindness, cardiovascular disease, nerve damage, kidney disease, erectile difficulties and amputations, arising from diabetes and prolongs a diabetic’s life.

However, keeping count of the previously used injection sites in a given injection area is very often neglected. To separate a new injection site and at the same time avoid the sites used for recent injections is very important. This allows the tissue time to heal before the patient administers another injection in the same site. It takes about four to six weeks for the damaged tissue to heal properly (2 to 4 months if the disease management is out of control) and it is very difficult to remember where a needle was inserted yesterday, let alone last month.

With that knowledge, we made the decision to develop a device to assist our group of Insulin Dependent Diabetics - and for that matter other persons with diabetes - to better control the separation of their injection sites. Now eighteen years (2003) and seventeen prototypes later, the project has been completed. Having used our own bodies as test sites, our group discovered that by using the “Injection Locator” we achieved a smooth insulin absorption and even insulin distribution throughout the body.

The “Injection Locator” is a totally new and unique device in the field of diabetes management and control. The “Injection Locator” is a tremendous help to Insulin Dependent Diabetics, permitting them to stipulate the exact choice of one of many hundreds of injection sites (Link it to Q 2)with ease and rapidity, resulting in a consistent and systematic rotation of the sites of their insulin injections.

The “Injection Locator” helps diabetics evenly space their injection sites 2½ centimeter (one inch) apart enabling the insulin to be properly absorbed and evenly distributed throughout the body. This in turn allows it to be the most effective way in keeping the Diabetics blood glucose within the normal range. It is easy to avoid yesterdays or last week’s injection site, because all what you need is the date.

“Persons with Diabetes developed this unique device for other Diabetics”. This incredibly simple and easy to use compliance tool allows the patient the freedom to use it anywhere, anytime because it is lightweight and portable. Using the “Injection Locator” is simple and easy. Within five seconds, a diabetic patient chooses an injection site out of 186 available sites in the Upper legs and Abdomen stretching the healing time for the tissue to six months, based on one injection a day.

If the diabetic patient has assistance from someone else to administer the insulin injections, other areas may also be used including Upper Arms, Lower Back or Buttocks, stretching the healing time for the tissue to an additional seven months, based on one injection a day. This system creates a maximum of 403 different injection sites in ten (10) different injection areas.

All diabetics using insulin, who are currently struggling to balance their glucose levels, or are "running out of injection sites”, will have long term benefits with the use of the “Injection Locator” to avoid or at least delay the onset of diabetic complications. With the use of this device, they will be able to make their lives easier.

The purpose of the “Injection Locator” is to focus and promote “injection-site separation” that must be practiced with subcutaneous injections. Subcutaneous injections are administered not only by insulin dependent diabetics but also by patients with such ailments as Hepatitis C, certain Allergies, Multiple Sclerosis, H.I.V. (Aids) and particular types of Cancer Patients receive treatments in which subcutaneous injections are used to administer the necessary drugs.

Herewith the “Injection Locator” became an incredibly simple and versatile product. This tremendous simple compliance tool is especially useful in different Hospital, Healthcare or Home care environments, - because of the ever-changing nursing staff scheduling, - everyone would know the exact location of a subcutaneous injection which was previously administered.

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10. WHY IS SEPARATION OF INJECTION SITES SO IMPORTANT?

With each and every injection into the subcutaneous tissue, damage in this tissue will unmistakably occur. It will take 4 to 6 weeks for the tissue to repair the damage created. Make sure that you always inject your insulin in fresh and healthy subcutaneous tissue, by doing so you achieve a complete absorption and an even distribution of your dose of insulin. A complete absorption and an even distribution through healthy tissue, make it sometimes possible that you are able to reduce the amount of insulin you require. In the study ( Question 34) is established that 65% of all participants of this study had created tissue damage. We believe that systematically separation of injection sites is the foundation of your Diabetes management.

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11. I AM ON THE INSULIN PUMP; DO I ALSO NEED TO SEPRATE INJECTION SITES? (I ONLY CHANGE THE NEEDLE EVERY 2, 3 DAYS)

Whatever your method of insulin injection is – syringe, insulin pen or insulin pump – site rotation is a must, however there are differences; with a insulin pump the amounts of insulin are very small but the time that the insulin infusion is happening is very long (48 to 72 hours) by that time the subcutaneous tissue is “exhausted” of absorbing insulin and therefore another injection site must be chosen. To give the tissue the time to recover (a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks) site rotation must be practiced seriously. In this time of 4 to 6 weeks about 20 different injection sites are required to give the damaged tissue the minimum time necessary to recover. The injection area is most times restricted to the abdomen only, and the old issue still stands “can you remember where you injected the insulin 5 weeks ago”? Possibly not! Therefore the Injection Locator is a comprehensive simple tool to remember it for you (60 different sites as a minimum representing about 4 months)

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12. HOW MANY INJECTION LOCATORS MUST I BUY?
(CONTROLLING MY DIABETES IS ALREADY SO EXPENSIVE!)

You only buy one Injection Locator in your lifetime. It will add only 1/2 of a penny on top of the 8 to 15 dollars an insulin dependant person with diabetes spends towards the maintenance of the disease daily. We believe it is a bargain, if you ultimately can avoid, delay or reduce the complications of Diabetes. The complications of Diabetes are:

  • vision problems resulting in blindness
  • cardiovascular disease
  • nerve damage
  • kidney disease
  • erectile difficulties
  • limb amputations

For a minimal cost it is possible to avoid, delay or reduce the complications of Diabetes and prolonging your life as a person with diabetes.

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13. DO YOU GUARANTEE YOUR PRODUCTS?

Yes, we guarantee the Injection Locator for life. We are convinced that you get a quality product that we printed our mailing address on the Injection Locator itself so you can’t loose it! Even the ink we used to screen print the Injection Locator, is not removable, not even with alcohol!! In case that after years (of normal intended use) the Injection Locator is not servicing it’s purposes. Please, ship it back to us and we will replace it for a nominal S & H fee.

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14. WHAT KIND OF HELP DO I GET TO MAKE MYSELF KNOWLEDGEABLE WITH THE INJECTION LOCATOR?

Every Injection Locator is delivered to you with a printed Users Guide and your choice of CD Rom or Video Tape and we are of course always available for your Questions by E-mail at the following address Info@InjectionLocator.com.

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15. I HAVE BUMPS ALL OVER MY TUMMY. WILL THE INJECTION LOCATOR HELP ME?

Yes, however; it takes 4 to 6 weeks for skin tissue to heal, if the self-management of the Diabetes is out of control (high glucose readings, 7 +) the healing process may be delayed so far as 8 to 12 weeks.

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16. HOW MANY DIFFRENT PRODUCTS DO YOU HAVE?

Product:

Edition Type:

Media:

Order # :

Injection Locator

Economy Edition

CD-Rom

64167-00010

Injection Locator

Economy Edition

Video Tape

64167-00011

Injection Locator

Executive Edition

CD-Rom

64167-00012

Injection Locator

Executive Edition

Video Tape

64167-00013

See our Online Store for Exact Contents of Each Edition.

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17. I HAVE A BOUGHT THE ECONOMY EDITION OF THE INJECTION LOCATOR.
NOW I WISH I HAD BOUGHT THE EXECUTIVE EDITION, WHAT CAN I DO?

No problem at all, E-Mail us at Orderdesk@InjectionLocator.com with your request and we ship you the Executive Carrying Case only for the price of $35.00 + S & H in Canadian Funds. (To know the price in your currency, please go to the Online Store and click on Exchange Rates)

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18. I HEARD ABOUT YOUR INJECTION LOCATOR; HOWEVER I DO NOT HAVE A COMPUTER . HOW CAN I GET IT?

It is possible to go to any Library in your neighborhood and give this address to the Librarian; www.InjectionLocator.com OR www.250-2020.com and ask someone to help you.
OR; E-mail us at; Info@InjectionLocator.com
OR; write us at Injection Locator P.O. Box 531, Delta B.C. Canada V4K 4J7
OR; write us at Injection Locator P.O. Box 1826 Point Roberts USA 98282-1826
Also See: Question #21

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19. A HOME CARE NURSE IS CARING FOR MY AGING FATHER WITH DIABETES. WOULD MY FATHER BENEFIT BY HER USING THE INJECTION LOCATOR?

Yes, your father will benefit from the Home Care Nurse using the Injection Locator. If you would like to order an Injection Locator please go to Question # 21. See Also on our web site under Testemonials. In case your Father’s Nurse would like to know more about the Injection Locator, give her this Web Site Information; www.InjectionLocator.com OR www.250-2020.com If she have some questions she can reach us at; Info@InjectionLocator.com.

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20. HOW MANY INJECTIONS CAN I MANAGE WITH THE INJECTION LOCATOR?

The Injection Locator is designed for up to 6 injections a day. A detailed explanation is available in the “Users Manual”.

Never coast up and down from one area to another. - Different areas have different absorption rates - Sample; use always the right Abdomen for the 1 st injection (morning), the Left Abdomen for the 2 nd injection ( noon), the right Thigh for the 3 rd injection (dinner time), and the left Thigh for the 4 th injection (bed time).

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21. HOW CAN I ORDER AN INJECTION LOCATOR?

Through our Secure Online Store; http://injectionlocator.com/Online_Store.html

Through our Toll Free Phone Lines; 1-877-250-2020 24 hour a day / 365 days a year.
See Order Form

Through our Toll Free Fax Lines; 1-866-250-2020 24 hour a day / 365 days a year.
See Order Form

Through the Mailing System to address;
See Order Form

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22. IS YOUR ONLINE STORE SECURE?
ARE MY CREDIT CARD # AND OTHER INFORMATION SAFE ON THE INTERNET?

Yes, when in the address line you read an S behind the http s; the Store is “Secure”.

Yes, when you see on the Right bottom a closed padlock; the Store is “Secure”.

In case you like to see the certificate “Double click on the lock”.

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23. I DO NOT HAVE A CREDIT CARD; CAN I STILL ORDER AN INJECTION LOCATOR?

Yes, mail your order information with a Money Order in Canadian Funds to: 

  • Injection Locator P.O. Box 531, Delta B.C. Canada V4K 4J7
  • Injection Locator P.O. Box 1826 Point Roberts USA 98282-1826

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24. I USE AN INSULIN PEN 4 TIMES A DAY. CAN I ALSO USE AN INJECTION LOCATOR?

Yes you can, up to 6 injections a day, however;

Never coast up and down from one area to another, - Different areas have different absorption rates - Sample; use always the right Abdomen for the 1 st injection (morning), the Left Abdomen for the 2 nd injection (noon), the right Thigh for the 3 rd injection (dinner time), and the left Thigh for the 4 th injection (bed time).

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25. I HAVE VERY SLOW HEALING SORES ON MY LOWER LEGS AND FEET; WHAT CAN BE THE REASON?

This one of the complications of Diabetes, Take immediate action (do not delay) TALK TO YOUR HEALTH CARE PROFFESIONAL!

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26. MY DIABETIC SON IS A LONG TERM CARE HOSPITAL AND THE NURSES ARE INJECTING ANYWHERE ON HIS BODY, WOULD THE INJECTION LOCATOR PROVIDE A BETTER WAY?

For the health benefit of your Son, YES you can, talk to the Nurses Supervisor first. If you would like to order an Injection Locator please go to Question #21.
See also on our website under Testimonials.

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27. DO YOU HAVE A "MONEY BACK" GUARANTEE?

Yes we have. Please send it back (prepaid, within a 30 day period) to: Injection Locator P.O. Box 531, Delta B.C. Canada V4K 4J7 (prepaid). We will refund you your money (minus S & H).

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28. HOW CAN I CLEAN THE INJECTION LOCATOR?

Clean your Injection Locator with a soft cloth dampened in a mild soap-and-water solution. Do not use harsh chemicals such as thinner, which might damage the finish of the Injection Locator and void the warranty.

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29. I HAVE TYPE II DIABETES; CAN I ALSO USE AN INJECTION LOCATOR?

The Injection Locator is developed by Diabetics for Diabetics (type I or type II) since 1985. Our own experience is that by seriously practicing Injection Site Separation you will avoid or at least delay the unset of the commonly known complications - resulting from Diabetes - such as; Vision Problems, resulting in Blindness, Cardio-vascular Disease (Heart attacks), Nerve Damage, Kidney Disease, Erectile Difficulties and Amputations.

The purpose of the “Injection Locator” is to focus and promote “injection-site separation” that must be practiced with subcutaneous injections. Subcutaneous injections are administered not only by insulin dependent diabetics but also by patients with such ailments as Hepatitis C, certain Allergies, Multiple Sclerosis, H.I.V. (Aids) and particular types of Cancer Patients receive treatments in which subcutaneous injections are used to administer the necessary drugs.

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30. SOME OF MY PATIENTS ARE NOT ABLE TO READ ENGLISH; CAN THEY ALSO USE THE INJECTION LOCATOR?

Yes, the Injection Locator is “Multi-Linguistic” (no English is used on the Injection Locator itself) The Educational / Instructional movie on video or CD Rom is made in such a way that with some assistance, the usage of the Injection Locator can be understood (a picture say 1,000 words) by non English speaking persons.

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31. DO YOU HAVE A PROFESSINAL SECTION ON YOUR WEB SITE?
(DOCTORS, PHARMACISTS AND DIABETES EDUCATOR)

Yes, please click Professional page.

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32. IS THE INJECTION LOCATOR COVERED UNDER MY MEDICAL PLAN?
(DIABETES SUPPLY)

There are hundreds of Medical Plans and Insurance Companies, some do, some do not. The best way is; talked it over with your Health Care Professional, get the necessary prescription and ask your Medical Plan Provider.

Once a person with diabetes become familiar with the use of the Injection Locator, it takes less than 5 seconds to choose an injection site out of the many hundreds available. You buy an Injection Locator only once; it will add only 1/2 of a penny on top of the 8 to 15 dollars an insulin dependant diabetic spends towards the maintenance of the disease daily.

The Injection Locator is developed by Diabetics for Diabetics (type I or type II) since 1985. Our own experience is that by seriously practicing Injection Site Separation you will avoid or at least delay the unset of the commonly known complications - resulting from Diabetes - such as; Vision Problems, resulting in Blindness, Cardio-vascular Disease (Heart attacks), Nerve Damage, Kidney Disease, Erectile Difficulties and Amputations.

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33. IAM RUNNING OUT OF INJECTION SITES. IS THE INJECTION LOCATOR STILL USEFUL TO ME?

Yes, very useful, once you start using the Injection Locator and organize the separation of your injection sites systematically and consistently, tissue damage will over time be corrected and disappear. Without misuse of your injection sites in a given injection area, the subcutaneous tissue layer will have the chance to heal itself from inconsistencies and will appear in a normal state in eight (8) to twelve (12) weeks.

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34. CAN YOU PROVE THE USEFULNESS OF THE INJECTION LOCATOR WITH A CLINICAL STUDY?

Yes, please see, “Study of 100 Persons with Diabetes” ( Acrobat Reader is required.)

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35. HOW DO YOU SHIP THE INJECTION LOCATOR TO ME?

All our products are shipped through Canada Post Corporation,Please see : Shipping and handling Information page. It is your choice of how fast you like to receive it;

  • Via courier this the most expensive with tracking within North America
  • Via expedited mail- Recommended- with tracking within North America
  • Via Ground very slow

See the shipping module in the online store for your shipment price.

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36. I HAVE SEEN A BROCHURE OF THE INJECTION LOCATOR. HOW CAN I OPTAIN ONE?

  • You can see a Brochure Online.

  • Or click here to order one Online.

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37. MY DIABETES EDUCATOR WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE INJECTION LOCATOR, HOW CAN I ADVISE HIM/HER?

He/She can visit us online at www.injectionlocator.com and go to our Professional Page.

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38. WHY ARE MY INSULIN INJECTIONS HURTING SOMETIMES?

That may have one of the following reasons;

  • Your insulin is too cold. / Answer: Warmed it up in your hands.

  • You are hitting the muscles. / Answer: Inject in an angle. OR; Use a shorter needle.

  • You are hitting a nerve. / Answer: Touch with the needle the injection site, If you feel pain, go 1/16 Inch (2 mm) to the Right or Left

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39. WHEN I DRAW INSULIN INTO THE SYRINGE, SOMETIMES, THERE ARE AIR BUBBLES IN THE SYRINGE. HOW CAN I CORRECT THIS PROBLEM?

If you would like to do it the proper way, without bubbles, this is the way to do it:

  • Put the amount of air in the syringe, even, with the amount of insulin you need.

  • Keep the vial of insulin low and the syringe on top and put the air in the vial.
    The black rubber plunger in the syringe has two (2) black lines,

  • Press the plunger so far down as you can; now you see three (3) lines.

  • Holt it like this while you turn the vial on top of the syringe and let go.

  • Now pull the plunger up and draw your insulin, you see…… no air in the syringe!

  • No finger tapping against the syringe anymore, to remove the air bubbles!

Don’t worry; even a lot of Health Care Professionals do not know how to do it!

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40. I WOULD LIKE TO BUY AN INJECTION LOCATOR TO USE FOR MY CHILD; WILL I NEED TO BUY ANOTHER ONE WHEN HE IS OLDER?

No, one size fits all and you buy only one for a very long time to come.

  • Children (2 lines = 2 weeks), per Injection Area

  • Teenagers (4 lines = 4 weeks), per Injection Area

  • Adults (6 lines = 6 weeks), per Injection Area

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41. I DO NOT HAVE DIABETES; HOWEVER I TAKE SUBCUTANEOUS INJECTIONS FOR MY ALLERGIES. WOULD AN INJECTION LOCATOR BE USEFUL TO ME?

Yes, the Injection Locator would be also beneficial to you.
See also Question #45

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42. I TRAVEL A LOT AND SOMETIMES I LEAVE THE SYRINGES OR THE INSULIN BEHIND AT HOME OR IN THE HOTEL WERE I HAVE I STAYED. WHAT CAN I DO?

We have had the same experience during the development period of the Injection Locator; therefore we developed the “Executive Edition” see the Online Store.

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43. CAN I CORRECT ALL THE TISSUE DAMAGE I CREATED THROUGHOUT MY 23 YEARS OF TAKING INSULIN SHOTS?

Yes, once you start using the Injection Locator and organize the separation of your injection sites systematically and consistently, tissue damage will over time be corrected and disappear. Without misuse of your injection sites in a given injection area, the subcutaneous tissue layer will have the chance to heal itself from inconsistencies and will appear in a normal state in eight (8) to twelve (12) weeks.
See also: Testimonials and Question#15.

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44. WHO MAY USE THE INJECTION LOCATOR?

The Injection Locator is a simple compliance tool for everyone to use, all persons with diabetes, Type1 as well as Type 2 may use the Injection Locator for regular and systematically separating subcutaneous insulin injections sites in a given injection area. The Injection Locator is available in one size only and fits everybody, babies (2 inner lines – 2 weeks per area), children, teenagers (4 inner lines – 4 weeks per area), and adults (all 6 lines – 6 weeks per area). The Injection Locator is especially useful in Homecare, Extended Health Care and Hospital environments because of the always changing staff scheduling, with the use of the Injection Locator every healthcare professional or caretaker (i.e. family member) would know the exact location of the previous injection. The individual selects from one of 186 self-injecting sites or 403 assisted-injection sites. Herewith eliminating the guessing game, when you choose - within 5 seconds - a new injection site, in a given injection area.

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45. CAN I USE THE INJECTION LOCATOR ALSO FOR OTHER SUBCUTANEOUS INJECTED MEDICINES?

With recent developments in medicine, researchers have discovered new ways of controlling the effects of Multiple Scleroses (MS), certain Cancers, Hepatitis C, some Allergies and HIV (Aids) with injections - at regular intervals - of medicines into the subcutaneous tissues of the body. These new technical applications of modern medicine make the Injection Locator a versatile tool to the medical community.

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46. WHAT THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION WEB SITE SAY ABOUT SITE ROTATION?

Click Here to read about site rotation, linked to the ADA.

Also see article in the DIABETES FORECAST of July 2004 Page 68 – 69 - 70.

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