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RE: [IPk] pen vs syringe
> In a diabetes textbook ( I think one of the authors is
> it actually states that pens aid compliance with
> insulin therapy.
> I find it hard to believe that someone would omit insulin
> opt to stay on a
> regimen that gave them worse control because they would
> otherwise have to
> perfrom more injections with a syringe.
I think it is a personal preference thing again. I know John
commentated that he preferred a syringe but I must admit I
loved my pen. I spend a lot of my time in business meetings
and when lunch arrived the bliss of just sliding a pen under
the table as they passed the sandwiches round was perfect. I
would never have drawn up a syringe in a meeting and it was
rarely convenient to excuse myself from a meeting purely to
find the ladies to have some insulin.
So in answer to your point about would anyone really not take
insulin if they didn't have a pen? Yes they would and I did,
albeit only on occasions.
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