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Word! Insulin Injections

Insulin Injections

Say: in-suh-lin in-jek-shuns

Insulin is an important hormone that keeps your body working. If a person doesn't make enough of this substance, he or she may need to get insulin injections, or shots. There are many types of injectable insulin, both short- and long-acting. Most people with diabetes take insulin injections based on their blood glucose levels, according to a plan that they've worked out with their doctor.

The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital is a department of Maine Medical Center