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From Illinois, USA:

I am 12 years old and was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The shots barely ever hurt during and right after I administer them. Although, about 5 minutes after the shot the area will really start to hurt. Is this something I should be worried about?


I think that you may be injecting the insulin into the muscle and not into subcutaneous tissue. Ask the nurse in your diabetes care team to help you with this.


Original posting 16 Jan 2000
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections


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