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At what age should a child start to take over their own insulin shots?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
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In brief: Maturity

We try to introduce the child to giving his own shots around 8 years-old, though it really depends on maturity level.
No matter when a child takes over giving himself insulin, parental supervision is always necessary.

In brief: Maturity

We try to introduce the child to giving his own shots around 8 years-old, though it really depends on maturity level.
No matter when a child takes over giving himself insulin, parental supervision is always necessary.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: 8-9 years old

A child with diabetes needs some control over their new lifestyle.
At age 4-5 years old, allow the child to "poke his own finger" for glucose check. By age 8-9 years old, teach the child to give his/her own injections, after parent has drawn up the syringe. By 11 to 12 years old, allow child to draw Insulin syringe with parent watching. By 13 to 14 years old, he can give his own injections.

In brief: 8-9 years old

A child with diabetes needs some control over their new lifestyle.
At age 4-5 years old, allow the child to "poke his own finger" for glucose check. By age 8-9 years old, teach the child to give his/her own injections, after parent has drawn up the syringe. By 11 to 12 years old, allow child to draw Insulin syringe with parent watching. By 13 to 14 years old, he can give his own injections.
Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: When able

When he/she has demonstrated skill to administer shots and the responsibility over his/her disease.

In brief: When able

When he/she has demonstrated skill to administer shots and the responsibility over his/her disease.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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