Your child can live a normal life – yes, normal – as long as you, your family, and others learn to help manage his or her blood sugar (glucose) levels. Your household will just have a different definition of “normal.” When blood sugar levels are well controlled, your son or daughter can do anything anyone else does. Kids with diabetes ride bikes, play sports, swim, dance, date, grow up, get married, have children, grow old, have grandchildren – just like everyone else.
You will learn to balance healthful eating, exercise, monitoring blood glucose levels, and adjust insulin as you go with the help of your doctor and diabetes educator. A bonus is that you may also improve the whole family’s health with the lifestyle changes you will make in your household because of your child's diabetes.
Tips for Injection Comfort
BD's 4mm pen needle requires no pinch-up, and excels in studies. In clinical studies, the BD Nano 4mm by 32 gauge pen needle was proven as effective as longer pen needles. 1
Guaranteed Injection Comfort. BD uses fine point technology, electro-polishing and micro-bonded lubrication to create insulin syringes and pen needles that offer guaranteed injection comfort.
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Tips for Testing Comfort
BD Ultra-Fine™ 33 Gauge Lancets are the thinnest lancets available, which means that your child can experience less pain when taking a blood sample.
1. Hirsch LJ, Gibney MA, Albanese J, et al. Comparative glycemic control, safety and patient ratings for a new 4 mm x 32G insulin pen needle in adults with diabetes. Curr Med Res Opin. 2010; 26 (6): 1531–1541.