Your preparation time is over. You can now start your own speaking role play. Don’t worry if I stop you when the time is up.

Good afternoon Patricia, I’m Narso Andrew, your attending Nurse today. Could you please confirm the reason for your visit?


Well nurse, The doctor has scheduled this appointment to discuss self administering insulin injections for my type 2 diabetes.

Thank you for your confirmation. We understand that adjusting to insulin injections can bring about various emotions, and concerns patricia. It’s important to us that, you feel comfortable and informed about this change in your treatment. I know how you feel about starting insulin injections.


Well I have to admit I’m a bit anxious about it. I’ve managed my diabetes with diet and pills for a while, and the thought of injecting myself makes me a little nervous.

I completely understand your concerns. Patricia it’s perfectly normal to feel this way when starting something new. Let’s talk about what’s been on your mind. What aspects of the injecting process are worrying you the most?


It’s mainly the needles and the fear of pain. I’ve heard some people say that the injections hurt a lot.

I see. It’s entirely reasonable to feel apprehension about needles. I want you to know that you’re not alone in this, And I’m here to help you through this process. Firstly, I’d like to reassure you that with clear instructions, and some practice most people find self injections manageable. The needles we use for insulin are very fine, which can make the experience less painful than you might think.


I feel calm hearing that.

That’s wonderful to hear. Additionally, insulin injections are crucial for managing your diabetes effectively. Starting insulin injections is a positive step forward in your diabetes management journey. It’s a decision we’ve made to ensure that you have the best possible control over your diabetes. Unlike all the medications insulin goes straight into your bloodstream, which means it can work faster and more efficiently to control your blood sugar levels.


I acknowledge your words, but why can’t I continue oral medication, and diabetes management for some year?

You have been doing your best and that’s commendable. However, I understand that recently you’ve been facing challenges, and your blood sugar levels have remained consistently high despite your efforts. Sometimes as diabetes progresses, oral medications and dietary control may not provide the level of control needed, to keep your blood sugar within a healthy range. This isn’t uncommon and it’s something many people with diabetes face at some point.

It’s a powerful tool, that can help you achieve the level of control you need to lead a healthier life.


All right. I am still afraid of how I will be managing this.

Don’t be overwhelmed Patricia. Now let me explain the process of giving yourself insulin injections. You want to start by washing your hands thoroughly, and train them when it’s time to inject. Pinch a small fold of skin, and then insert the needle that are 45 to 90 degree angle. After injecting the insulin, leave the needle in place for about 5 to 10 seconds before removing it.

Remember, you can rotate the injection site to avoid any lumps forming, and to ensure that insulin is absorbed consistently. That’s it. Isn’t it easy to administer Patricia?


It sounds easy. Let me try it for a few days. Well Nurse, is there anything else I need to take care of?

Yes there are Patricia. Another important aspect to keep in mind is safe needle disposal. We’ll go over that in detail, and provide you with suitable containers to dispose of your used needles safely. Moreover, make sure to store unopened insulin in the refrigerator, and avoid exposing it to sunlight or high temperatures. Always check the expiration dates to ensure your insulin remains effective.

I hope the instructions are clear to you.


Yes, I understand the instructions. I will take care of it.

Lastly Patricia, would you be comfortable with us observing while you self-administer the injection today, it can be helpful to get real time guidance, and reassurance as you start this new routine.


Yes, I think having someone there to guide me through the first time would be reassuring.

That’s great to hear Patricia. We’re here to support you every step of the way. Remember it’s okay to have questions or concerns as you start this process, and we’re here to address them. You’ve got this and I’m confident that you will adapt to self administering insulin injections in no time. If you ever need assistance or have any doubts don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Your health is our top priority.


Sure I will. Thank you nurse. That is the end of your speaking role play. All the very best.

Thank you.

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