Insulin: Reducing the pain of injections
If you are new to insulin therapy, your only previous experience of injections is likely to have been painful. Most people's experience of needles is of a long needle that is inserted into their vein or muscle for a blood test or vaccination. Insulin injections use smaller needles and many people eventually find that their injections are not painful. Your diabetes healthcare team will be able to show you how to inject insulin. Following the tips below will help to make injecting insulin more comfortable.