Injection technique guidelines for diabetes: sharp and to the point

  • Hester Davel
  • G I Berg
  • Razana Allie
  • Laurie Van der Merwe
Keywords: diabetes, injection technique

Abstract

Diabetes is the world’s fastest growing chronic disease and affects people of all ages. Reliable statistics are not readily available for South Africa, but data held by companies that supply insulin suggest that approximately 200 000 people in South Africa use injectable therapies to treat their diabetes. Health outcomes are affected if the incorrect injection technique is used, and this is a frequent occurrence which can be remedied.

Author Biographies

Hester Davel
RN Chronic Disease Management Diabetes Specialist Nurse Accredited Diabetes Educator
G I Berg
BPharm, MSC Diploma in Diabetes Management (Glamorgan) DESSA Chair
Razana Allie
RN (ICU) Diabetes Specialist Nurse Accredited Diabetes Educator
Laurie Van der Merwe
RN, RM, Palliative Nurse, PGDM(UK) Diabetes Specialist Nurse Accredited Diabetes Educator
Section
DESSA Guidelines