Living Healthy With Diabetes

12 Myths About Insulin and Type 2 Diabetes


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Insulin injections hurt

“This is absolutely false,” says Dr. Crandall. “With the small fine needles we have today, insulin injections are close to painless, if not painless.”

In fact, most people would say that the finger pricks used to measure blood glucose levels hurt more than insulin injections.

“When people get their first injection, they often say, ‘I can't believe it didn’t hurt,’” says Dr. Crandall. What’s more, you may not need to use syringes at all.

There are injector pens on the market that allow you to dial the dose of insulin, snap on a tiny needle, and inject painlessly. Really.

Next: Insulin can cause dangerously low blood sugar

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