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Using insulin: Basic facts about insulin and self-injection  
Abstract:  This handout gives basic facts about insulin: how it affects the body, different kinds of insulin, how to store insulin, and descriptions of types of syringes and needles. Included are step-by-step instructions for patients with diabetes, showing how to give an insulin injection, and tips to reduce injection pain.
Author: Patient Care Services
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2008, July 1, 2016
UWMC Availability:  Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center; Patient Care Services
General Topics:  Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders; Drug Therapy
Specific Subject(s):  Patient Care Procedures and Instructions; Pain Management; Insulin; Injections; Diabetes Mellitus Insulin Dependent; Diabetes Education; Blood Glucose
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Brochure
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
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Health Online Citation #3465

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