A 31-year-old member asked:
Which is less painful for a child with diabetes, the insulin injection syringe or the pen injection device?
3 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
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.
6.4k viewsReviewed Jun 23, 2020
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Pen: Pen device with small needle.
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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.
6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 23, 2020
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