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Wed Feb 13 22:46:12 UTC 2013

Can anyone tell me about the insulin syringes short needles? Are they used in the same way has the others, I would think so but I really don't know
Asked By: charliel  
Category: Insulin

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Expert Answers (1)
2014-05-06 18:10:06.0

The short needles are easier to inject and more comfortable for many patients. Some people find that they are too short and don't go into the skin far enough, causing insulin to "leak" out of the skin. The majority of patients, however, do very well with the short needles. There is generally no cost difference. They are worth a try! Thank you for your question.
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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2013-03-29 19:07:53.0

I'm no expert but have been using 31 guage, 8mm ultra-fine needles for a few years just like their longer counterparts for insulin injection and have found them to cause less site pain and are no more expensive too. Good luck in your quest. Steve
Answered By: stevenlgabriel

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