When I was in the hospital with diabetes I didn't like when they had to give me shots and finger pokes because they hurted a lot. And I didn't like it but I had to get them and now at my house the finger poker needles are less hurtable. To get over being so scared at first I closed my eyes. When I do my own finger pokes now, it doesn't hurt as much as my Mom or my Dad or my sister. So I recommend that everybody does their own fingerpokes. When I get my fingerpokes and shots, I get one fingerpoke before I get my breakfast shot, one before lunch, one before dinner, and one before bed. I get two shots a day, one before breakfast and one before dinner. I haven't given my own shots yet. When I get my finger pokes and shots it hurts. If you're scared then you should look away, not move, and close your eyes -- or do it yourself.
Zachary receives e-mail at zacharyl[@]childrenwithdiabetes.com.
Last Updated: Sunday December 05, 2004 10:15:57
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