Several diabetics have psychological barriers against using insulin injections or do not know the right practices

To create awareness among diabetics and medical practitioners about the right way of using insulin injections, a booklet on guidelines will soon be distributed in the city.

Addressing presspersons on Tuesday, C.R. Anand Moses, treasurer, Diabetes Association of India, said one-third of diabetes patients are insulin dependent. But several of them have psychological barriers against using insulin injections or do not know the right practices.

Awareness needed

A. Sundaram, advisory member of FIT India, and one of the authors of the booklet, said several people use wrong techniques and inject in the same place. They must rotate injection spots for effective blood sugar control.

The booklet provides detailed description on the use of insulin techniques. It is also available online at www.fit4diabetes.com/ india, said A. Paneerselvam, DAI co-chairman.

Compiled by a team of 14 doctors, the booklet has been released by the Forum for Injection Technique India, an autonomous body formed to promote safe injection practices.

January is observed as insulin injection month as the first insulin injection was administered on January 11, 1922 in Canada.

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