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Learning to take insulin injections can be a challenge, but if you take the time to master the steps, it can be a quick and virtually painless process. Be sure you know your blood sugar before injecting, and that you are taking the right amount of insulin. It's important to talk to your doctor and find a dosage plan that works best for you.

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