Child dressed as doctor: Dressing up and using props helps children connect with experiences, practice language and conversational skills, practice abstract thinking skills, and learn to feel empathy for others. Children realize that things still exist out of sight and that they can re-create it in a separate environment with the use of dramatic play materials. Dressing up and pretend playing gives children a sense of confidence through the practice of role playing.
Doctor Mom Takes the Sting Out of Shots | SheSpeaks Blogs. I haven't a clue if this would work for children living with type 1 diabetes. But it may be worth trying if your child is young with the disease just to bring a smile to their face and hopefully help them forget about their shot.