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diabetes FAQ: treatment (part 3 of 5)
Section - Injectors: Jets

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A jet injector uses no needles, but instead squirts the substance being
injected through a narrow orifice under high pressure, producing a fine
stream which penetrates the skin as easily as a needle. Jets are popular
with anyone who is simply scared of needles, for any reason. The jet
disperses the insulin more than a needle does, which probably results in
faster absorption. This can be an advantage or a disadvantage, and
requires careful monitoring when first used. Technique is just as
important as with needles, so jets are no more appropriate than needles
for small children. If a jet is used to avoid needles, equipment failure
forcing a fallback to needles may be traumatic. High cost is a major
factor.

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Raqiba Shihab
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May 10, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
Many thanks. My husband has Type 2 diabetes and we were a bit concerned about his blood sugar/glucose levels because he was experiencing symptoms of hyperglyceamia. We used a glucometer which displays the reading mg/dl so in my need to know what the difference
between and mg/dl and mmol/l is, i came across your article and was so pleased to aquire a lot more info regarding blood glucose, how to read and convert it.
Bhavani
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Aug 11, 2012 @ 9:09 am
It was really informative and useful for people who don't know conversion. Thanks to you
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Jul 27, 2014 @ 10:22 pm
Thank you so much this is very useful for every one . Thank you so much again.

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