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Do insulin injections hurt?

The needles used to inject insulin are very thin and relatively painless. Many people who take insulin say the injections with an insulin syringe hurt less than finger pricks to monitor blood glucose. If you're afraid of needles, ask your doctor about effective strategies that can help you overcome needle phobias.

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