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Question:

From America OnLine:

Can you please explain a patient's greatest fears towards injections? How do you help them overcome those fears? To what degree does the "injection" become less of a factor for a diabetic over time?

Answer:

The greatest fear is that the injections will "hurt a lot." With the newer ultrafine needles, the needle sticks are pretty much painless. They are uncomfortable at times, mostly due to pressure or burrs on the needle that are invisible to the eye. Devices such as the Inject-Ease®, or the application of Emla cream (or Solarcaine, which is much cheaper) to the injection site 30 minutes before the shot, may help.

The best way to overcome fears is time, and practice.

If you are the parent or other care-giver, try giving yourself a shot, and you'll see what I mean.

SS

Original posting 21 Feb 97

  
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