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Which is less painful for a child with diabetes, the insulin injection syringe or the pen injection device?

3 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Pen Injector: Pen injectors with the new 4mm bd needle are less painful than utilizing syringes. I find that slow injection technique helps, especially with evening Lantus (insulin glargine) dosing.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Pen: Pen device with small needle.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
About the same: The needles used to inject Insulin are so small these days that patients do well with both the pen device or needle/syringe method.

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