October 14 2007 day 2 - Insulin syringes
If a person is diagnosed with diabetes and is insulin dependent, that person is trained to give oneself insulin injections. Depending on one's needs, a diabetic may end up taking between 4 to 8 insulin injections a day. Injections are usually administered in the abdomen, although the thighs and the arms are also used. Some diabetics suffer from Trypanophobia , fear of injections (or Aichmophobia, fear of pointed objects). The regimen of taking multiple injections of insulin to manage blood glucose levels is often referred to as MDI (Multiple Daily Injections).
There is no cure for diabetes, yet.