Why does Insulin have to be Injected?

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Insulin has to be injected because there's currently no way that the mediation can be taken by mouth. This is due to the fact that it is a protein and the juices in the stomach would kill the medication.
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Insulin has to be injected because it is a protein and like most proteins it would be broken down in the stomach if you were to take it orally. By injecting it you get it right into the blood stream where it is needed.
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Roll the vial of insulin back and fourth in your palm before you put it in the syringe. Do the same thing if the insulin is already in the syringe. Pinch the skin of the injection
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