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Living Well with Diabetes

Chapter 5: Taking Medication Learning About Injections Insulin and certain other medications are given by injection. Giving yourself shots every day might seem overwhelming at first. But they can help you feel better and improve your blood glucose control. 42 Getting Familiar With Shots Your diabetes educator will help you practice giving yourself shots until you feel more comfortable. You may find that giving yourself shots is easier than you thought. And with practice, it can become part of your everyday routine. Managing Injections Anywhere You Go You won’t always be at home when it’s time for insulin shots. You’ll need to inject insulin no matter where you are. You might have concerns about giving yourself injections in public. But managing diabetes means taking care of yourself, not worrying about what people might think. Most injection devices can be used quickly and quietly, even at the dinner table. And you can choose more private locations to perform injections, such as public restrooms or your parked car. Be prepared to give yourself shots anywhere you go.


Living Well with Diabetes
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