Immediately after diagnosis, most people with type 1 receive insulin using a syringe, and then later switch to insulin pens or an insulin pump. Some stick with the syringe because that is what they are familiar with or prefer. What have you tried, would like to try or would never try again as it relates to getting your daily insulin?
- I've had T1 since I was 8yrs old. I always used whatever needle type they gave to me to use but one time they gave me a box with shorter tips, it appeared to be about a 1/4" or so. They were nice because normally I just jab the needle in all the way and sometimes it hurt more if it got deep with 1/2" needles. Using those short ones helped resolve that problem. :)
- —Guest Brandan
Preferred insulin delivery
- I use the quickpen and it is great! Doctors SHOULD advertise this pens as soon as a patient is diagnosed with Diabetes 1!!! (I had to do the research myself) The quickpen is a lot less painful than the syringes/needles.
- —Guest insulin user