Your guide to successful self injecting

Some people find the idea of giving injections overwhelming and may experience difficult coping.

We have developed this guidance to help you to become more confident about performing injections.

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Injection sites

Choosing the correct place to inject is important

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Make injecting comfortable

A few basic things to make the injection procedure more comfortable

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Develop a routine

Your injections will soon become part of your everyday routine

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Tips for the elderly

The importance of blood glucose control in the elderly and what changes can help

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What is it about needles?

For some people, sharp objects like needles and skin pricks can be a source for anxiety

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