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From America OnLine:

Our grandson is 3.5 years old and has Type 1 diabetes. What have been the results of using the jet injector rather than the syringe for young children? Does it hurt less and is it really better with more control, etc.? Any other comments would be appreciated.


Jet injectors are expensive and somewhat complicated to disassemble and clean. Many people think the injections sting more than with ordinary syringes and certainly more than the fine needles on the B-D 30U and 50U syringes. The other disadvantage is you need to give two injections if you use any mixture of insulins other than in the 30/70 or 20/80 proportion. I'm biased perhaps!


[Editor's Note: See the discussion of jet injectors for additional information. JSH]

Original posting 9 Mar 97


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