So, the doc gives me the sample pen and the prescription for more pens and needles, and I wander off to the pharmacy. Pick up the needles and have a bit of apprehension - these things look pretty long. Considerably longer than the lancets I use to check my blood sugar in the mornings, and those can sting a bit from time to time. But, set it up and stick it in, and whee! You really don't feel a thing with these microfine needles. Very nice!
Now, if only it, yanno, works. Fingers crossed!