Published Wed, 2012-02-29 15:47; updated 34 weeks ago.
"I can hardly feel it," says Paul Spiel, a diabetes patients from Nuneaton after practising injecting himself with insulin.
Paul is taking part in an education project at the George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton to enable people with diabetes manage their condition or ‘self-care.’
Community diabetes nurse Diane James gets patients to do a dummy injection for themselves.
"They’re a lot easier than I thought,’ says Paul, after putting the needles into his belly and counting to 10.
"I was thinking needles were about two inches. This is no problem at all."
Diane says: "People imagine an enormous needle, a big device. When they actually see it, I think they’re so relieved that it’s tiny."
Paul is much happier having had his education session with Diane. "t’s been explained properly and it doesn’t hurt," he says.
Diane James was working at the George Eliot Hospital in 2011.
Due for review August 2013