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At what age can children learn to give themselves insulin injections safely?

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Dr. Craig Uhl
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Really depends

It depends on when first diagnosed, many of the 1-2 year olds are so used to the injections given by their parents, that they ask to give it a try.
I highly recommend that parents take a very proactive and supportive role in their child requiring insulin. By making it a normal healthy routine, the child will not fear it, but recognize its importance to keep the child safe & away from the er.

In brief: Really depends

It depends on when first diagnosed, many of the 1-2 year olds are so used to the injections given by their parents, that they ask to give it a try.
I highly recommend that parents take a very proactive and supportive role in their child requiring insulin. By making it a normal healthy routine, the child will not fear it, but recognize its importance to keep the child safe & away from the er.
Dr. Craig Uhl
Dr. Craig Uhl
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends

Actually giving the injections is not difficult, so quite young children can learn to do that and may enjoy that sense of control.
The harder part is monitoring eating habits and blood glucose, and that can be quite difficult for different reasons well into adolescence. Still, usually, efforts are made to help the child take charge and responsibility in the early preteen years.

In brief: It depends

Actually giving the injections is not difficult, so quite young children can learn to do that and may enjoy that sense of control.
The harder part is monitoring eating habits and blood glucose, and that can be quite difficult for different reasons well into adolescence. Still, usually, efforts are made to help the child take charge and responsibility in the early preteen years.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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