How can I reduce pain caused by diabetic needles and syringes?

Injecting yourself with cold insulin that has just been taken from your refrigerator will be more painful than if you allow the insulin bottle to warm at room temperature for 30 minutes before using it. Air bubbles can also make injections more painful. To get rid of air bubbles, tap the syringe and lightly push the plunger before removing it from the insulin bottle. Also relax your muscles and avoid rotating the needle when you insert or remove it. Finally, never re-use disposable needles because you can develop an infection.

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