Healthy Living
March 20, 2018 By Denise Barnard
 Starting insulin? Watch these helpful videos now

http://www.dc-stage.ecentricarts.com/getmedia/9cac83f4-6406-4b53-8fde-cd2237affb98/nora.jpg.aspx“When I started insulin, I thought it meant that I hadn’t managed my diabetes well. I felt guilty, I felt like I failed.” – Nora, on insulin for more than 10 years






http://www.dc-stage.ecentricarts.com/getmedia/578282f4-b09c-46ba-a69e-c6c4b534010f/geannette.jpg.aspx“I was anxious. I’ve always been kind of nervous about needles…and I couldn’t imagine injecting myself.” – Geannette, on insulin for more than seven years






http://www.dc-stage.ecentricarts.com/getmedia/4d690343-f294-463d-b927-3c82b73a05ae/paul.jpg.aspx“I remember being given so much information when I started insulin that I got frustrated. I had a hard time remembering everything. I felt that I couldn’t do it on my own and I didn’t know where to go for help.”  – Paul, on insulin for more than 40 years





If any of this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. Nora, Geannette and Paul have been there. And all three are now successfully using insulin to manage their diabetes. To help you on your insulin journey, we teamed up with St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto to create three short videos that cover insulin basics, insulin pens and a step-by-step video guide to injecting insulin.  They also answered some frequently asked questions about insulin. 

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