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What is the effect of the length of insulin syringe needle on the absorption of insulin?

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kaismama 2 Mar 2013

The length of the needle is determined by two things, where you need to put the medicine and how heavy the person is. Insulin goes under the skin, so the needle would be shorter. You don't want one that would get to a muscle, since insulin cannot be given in a muscle. It has little to do with absorption, but with placement.

endlessPred 3 Mar 2013

I use a short thin needle which has little feeling when used. Be sure to pinch the skin up and insert needle straight in. release skin at end of injection.

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