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Injecting Insulin

By September 30, 2010 - 7:15pm

i feel like i have to find another area to inject insulin. i know outer upper arms, out thighs, and two inches around the belly button are common sites. do we have any other areas that we could inject ourselves painlessly? how about upper hip area?

By HERWriter Guide November 26, 2010 - 2:35pm

Hi Sandhya

Thank you for your question!

According to Diabetes Self Management, the best places are the ones you already know about, and also the buttocks and that "Insulin is absorbed fastest from the abdomen, followed by the arms, the thighs, and the buttocks. (However, exercising an arm or leg after an injection can increase blood flow and speed insulin absorption from those areas.) The ADA recommends taking this variability into account when choosing injection sites. Everyone absorbs insulin somewhat differently, so the best way to find out what effect a given injection site is having is to monitor your blood glucose levels. Paying close attention to how you rotate your injection sites can help to eliminate high and low swings in blood sugar level."


Does this information help, sandhya?


November 26, 2010 - 2:35pm

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