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Diabetes in Children: Giving Insulin Shots to a Child

Insulin is available only in an injectable form that is given into the fatty tissue just under the skin.

The three most important elements of success in giving insulin injections include:

  • Making sure you have the right dose of insulin, especially if you are giving two types of insulin in the same syringe.
  • Practicing how to give an injection.
  • Storing insulin properly so that each dose will work effectively.

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Stephen LaFranchi, MD - Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Current as of August 13, 2013

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Last Updated: August 13, 2013
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