Giving Insulin

Insulin may be given by injection via a syringe, pen or insulin pump. Insulin is really important and should not be missed. Parents may plan for the child not to need any injections while they are in your care, or they may organise for the child to give their own insulin, if they are able.

The child must have the right insulin, in the right dose, at the right time and eat soon after their insulin injection. You may be asked to supervise the child giving their insulin, in which case simple instructions from the child’s parents are important for guidance.