Is this a insulin shot or just in a liquid form
It's not insulin. Its a once a week shot so it's probably a thicker Liquid. I think you can deal with a once a week. Shot if it hurts a little.
Pain is relative and "whether it hurts" is very subjective. However, I also inject Lantus 1x daily and can compare the 2 injections for what it's worth.
LANTUS: The needles are prescribed separately from the pens. Your doctor can prescribe a smaller or larger gauge needle that is mutually acceptable to both of you. I use a 32 gauge x 5/32") I have become pretty adept at "sliding the needle in" with virtually no pain whatsoever.
TRULICITY: The contraption that comes with the Trulicity inside has a spring loaded needle installed in the "pen." They make this sound like a selling point. It's NOT! Apparently some people are squeamish about looking at a needle. I am no fan of injecting myself but you get accustomed to it. You start by pressing the "barrel of the gun" against the injection site.
Next you release the "safety." Finally you "push the trigger" and the spring unloads it's energy and the needle pierces your skin very rapidly and with authority!! The needle stays under your skin for a couple of seconds while the liquid is dispensed. There is a fair amount af stinging pain for a few seconds and then all is well.
If I had a choice, I would prefer to forego the self attached needle with spring and pick my own needle to use.
I have used Trulicity for a few years now. It is painless as the needle penetrates, but I experience a very, very slight sting as the needle withdraws itself.
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