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Interesting device for needle phobics

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by DunePlodder, Nov 10, 2017.

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  1. DunePlodder

    DunePlodder Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Probably worth trying anyway, not too dear at £14.95.
     
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    knipster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing! Perfect for school project plus ive ordered one for myself!
     
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    It will be interested in hearing how people gets on with this. My son is on a pump so it is rare that we inject but because it is rare we probably aren't as good at it as we could be.
     
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    knipster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have tried this, after seeing your post, and I'm not sure about it. It does help to gather and stabilise, however, I'm not a needle phobic and I actually really need to see that the needle is definitely going to deliver the insulin that I need- and the tickle flex meant that I couldn't. In fact, on the occasion that I trusted it (i did a small dose), it actually made a small lump under my skin, so definitely not ideal. I will have to try to work it out more but so far, not so happy. For only £14 I'm not angry but it was disappointing after thinking it could actually be quite helpful to reach more locations as you only need one hand.
     
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    Gabrielle_Tai Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This may be what i need, since i so scare of needle i still cry sometimes. I know i am not a children but needle still scare the hell out of me:(
     
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    mitty6678 Type 1 · Active Member

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    You can on the NHS ask for hospital needles on prescription that work by using touch/sound, You can't see the needle until you push it in and hear a click / feel it. Works wonders for me who is terrified of needles! (BD auto shield duo needles)
     
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