Study leads to insulin injection recommendations

From Reuters:

Many people who inject themselves with insulin to control diabetes are improperly performing this vital task, according to a large new study.

Based on the results, experts have crafted recommendations for people who use insulin that touch on everything from what type of needle to use to where the shot should be administered.

“Insulin injection has been assumed to be simple and require little training, but that’s not the case,” senior author Dr. Kenneth Strauss wrote to Reuters Health in an email.

Insulin users “may have been injecting for years and yet have had little or no training in correct technique,” said Strauss, who is medical director in Europe of the medical technology company BD

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