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The event also commemorated the 93rd anniversary of first successful insulin administration on 11th January 1921, at Toronto General Hospital, Canada.
On this occasion, doctors from various hospitals including Bangalore Diabetes Hospital, Apollo Hospital and Advisory Board members of Forum for Injection Technique (FIT) provided tips on overcoming needle phobia for insulin injection dependent patients.
Studies show that more than 80 percent of people have psychological resistance to even initiate an insulin therapy, despite it being indispensable for glycemic control to manage the disease.
As per the new recommendations, special emphasis is to be given to counter allergic reactions arising out of incorrect usage of injections and usage in special groups like pregnant women and people with weak immunity.
In pregnant women, injections should be given into the abdomen using a raised skin-fold.