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Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by coni, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. coni

    coni Approved members

    Mar 23, 2006
    I just read about this on NPR's website. I haven't tried the product, so I can't vouch for it, but I thought it might be useful for parents who have children who experience pain from injections. The link to the article is below.


    Here's some introductory info from the article:

    "Kids have been fidgeting nervously at doctors' offices since the needle was invented, but it took one mother with a background in pain research and a wailing son to find a solution for needle phobia.

    Amy Baxter, an emergency pediatrician in Atlanta, created a high-frequency vibrating ice pack that helps disrupt pain signals on their way to the brain. She stuck a cute striped bee on the front, won a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, and the product now known as Buzzy was born..."

    Here's a link to the product info:


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