Being diagnosed with diabetes doesn't necessarily mean you will be on insulin right away unless your doctor decides so. I have been diabetic for the past 14 years and was only reciently put on insulin. I'm using the Lentus Solostar pen method and I use the very smallest needles to deliver the insulin. There are times I actually don't feel the needle or other wise it's a very painless prick, really. Do a google search to find out more about this system of insulin delivery. Hope this is helpful.
Hi derpiggish, welcome to the MedHelp.org Type 2 Diabetes Community!
We have a couple of articles on MedHelp.org and in our Sugar Sense app on this topic. One is about alternatives to injected insulin, and the other is about how to cope with injections if you don't like needles.
You can find them in the Stay Well and Expert Answers sections of the Health Guide in the app, which is full of helpful diabetes information. Access it by going to the bar menu in the upper left hand corner and then scrolling down to Health Guide.
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