Health Tip: Help Kids With Diabetes Deal With Shots05/30/13
(HealthDay News) -- Children with diabetes may need regular
injections and blood tests, which can be very scary and
The Nemours Foundation offers suggestions for the parents of
- Prepare as much as possible before telling your child it's
time, and do it out of your child's sight.
- Strive to make the procedure quick, relaxed and quiet.
- Avoid giving the shot at the same spot on the body each
- Rub the site with ice before inserting the needle to help numb
- Offer your child a distraction (sing a song or blow a whistle),
and keep a stuffed animal on hand.
- Offer a small reward and lots of praise when it's over.
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