My doctor suggested Insulin but I am afraid of needles – what should I do?


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  • Kelly Dabel, RD moderator
    1 year ago

    So sorry. You are not alone here. Many in our community can relate to this fear and I hope they will share with you some tips that have helped them overcome it. With current technology there are more options available including smaller needles, insulin pens and insulin pumps. In addition to speaking with your doctor about what options are best for you, this article may be useful: https://type2diabetes.com/living/help-im-scared-needles/.

  • Meryl Krochmal, RD, CSP, CDE, CNSC moderator
    1 year ago

    You are not alone! Many people fear needles. Today’s needles are much smaller and thinner. Both being important features that help reduce injection pain. See my article on insulin injection tips: https://type2diabetes.com/living/insulin-injection-tips//

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