Eight tips from new insulin injection guidelines

INCORRECT injection technique is common among people with diabetes, according to the authors of new guidelines.

Based on data from more than 13,000 diabetes patients, 183 international experts have devised recommendations covering all aspects of insulin delivery, including needle size, injection site and psychological issues.

Here are eight tips for patients on injection technique:

  1. 4mm pen needles, inserted at 90 degrees, are recommended for all patients, regardless of BMI, sex, age or ethnicity. If longer needles or syringes are needed,