Does insulin hurt when it is injected?
QuestionDoes insulin hurt when it is injected ?
In most cases it shouldn't hurt to inject insulin. There are some things which could make it a little uncomfortable;
- Using the same injection site a lot
- Not using a new needle for every injection (they get a bit blunt)
- Using insulin straight from the fridge
- Not using quite the right technique to inject
- Using a needle that is too long
Some people find particular insulins can hurt to inject. A lot of people find that Lantus (a long acting insulin) can sting a bit when it is injected. If this does happen there is another insulin that works in a similar way and most people find they can switch insulin without any trouble.
If you are having trouble with insulin injections hurting, then have a chat with your diabetes specialist nurse to try and find out why it is hurting and things you can try to stop it.
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