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What should I do if I am having problems injecting insulin?

Talk to your doctor or your diabetes educator if you are having problems with any aspects of insulin injection. There are alternatives to injecting by syringe, such as an insulin pen or jet injector. And there are products available that make giving an injection easier. Ask your educator if you can try out some of the insulin-injection aids before you buy anything. This way you can see if any new product is right for you before you invest your money. Be sure to let them know as well if the injections are causing you a great deal of stress or anxiety.

Another good source of product information is the American Diabetes Association Consumer Guide published yearly by Diabetes Forecast, the members’ magazine of the American Diabetes Association. The Consumer Guide is also available online at forecast.diabetes.org/consumerguide.

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