From Alberta, Canada:
Our 3 year old son is on 4 NPH and 2 Toronto in the A.M.and 2 NPH and 0.5 Toronto at supper with a BD Ultrafine 30 needle. He finds it very uncomfortable to inject and we have just been told about the Inject-ease. Do you think this might help make it easier? He has been diabetic for one year.
The Inject-Ease will hide the needle from your child's sight, as well as push the needle into the skin. You will still need to draw up the insulin, as well as push in the plunger. From my experience, the Inject-Ease has helped people to give their own injections if they had a difficult time putting the needle in the skin. It has not been something which has been more comfortable, unless fear has been a problem. It is best not to use the newer short needles with the Inject-Ease.
Room temperature insulin is more comfortable than cold insulin. (Insulin can be kept at room temperature for one month -- not to freeze nor get over 85 degrees F. In your child, you would be wasting some as you would not go through a bottle in one month.)
Also, don't "pinch" up the skin, but rather "lift" it gently when giving the shot.
Original posting 22 Apr 1999
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:01
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