Under Your Skin
Pinpointing your fear of injections
By Jacqueline M. Duda
If it's not the fear of needles that gives you the willies, it might be the thought of sticking yourself several times each and every day. Or it could be the loss of control, the fear of side effects, or even the looming possibility that you might have to use insulin if your type 2 medication doesn't quite cut it. "No one enjoys shots," says Jan Drass, R.N., M.A., C.D.E. Diabetes Clinician at Frederick Memorial Healthcare System Wellness Center in Frederick, MD. It's like a mental game. Mainly because needles make you think of pain, and the thought of pain whips up the fear factor frenzy.
Reviewed by Jason C. Baker, MD 11/13.
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Today, I figured I'd share a list things I've encountered recently or over my thirty two years with diabetes... They're things that popped into my head over the past week, and it's Friday and I have used all of my blogging energy up for the week. So - a list! The first time I saw someone inject insulin through clothing... I thought... Hm. Interesting. And then I tried it myself. And then I got something called cotton fever. And then the doctor had to infuse me with IV...