Top tips for injecting
Less pain, more gain
Choose somewhere on your body that has plenty of fatty tissue – bums and the tops of thighs are especially good for this.
If you have been advised to, lift up a fold of skin and insert the needle at a 90-degree angle. Don't lift it up too firmly, though, because this will make it more painful.
Don't take your time over the injection – put the needle in quickly.
If you still find injections painful, try numbing the area by rubbing a piece of ice on the site for a few seconds before the injection.
Never use a blunt needle (this will really hurt) and if you have a pen injector remember to change the needle with each injection.
I had type two diabetes, but helped look after a young person with type one, I was determined to look after my self on not become insulin dependent, well,I am now insulin dependent big time. The way my young friend coped was an inpiration to me, my only other tip on injecting is.. be very positive , tell your self this injection will be a good one, Ill hardly feel it, believe that and often they not bad at all.. Good luck to you all. – Colin S
i am very active but my blood sugar levels and my hba1c are vey high all the time, i really want to use a pump but i do 2 hours of trampolining on a thursday and you can only unattach it for an hour :( anyone got any advice about pumps? xxxxx :) – Laura