POKE POKE..do u randomly-POKE?

By Jlynn Latest Reply 2009-01-23 21:44:34 -0600
Started 2009-01-22 04:18:12 -0600

I was doing some"ME-search" research when I found this..which many already know but i still gotta put it more out there for others..
Injection sites we all know are a "aore" subject ..However, what you may not know is there are places that you can inject that the insulin reactsquicker then other places!! The temperature of your body, stress levels, even a warm bath or shower before injecting can cause quicker absorbyiion,
So if you take a night time "POKE" and are wondering if ????take it in the thigh for longer resdponse time and abdomen for quicker..and

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Richard157 2009-01-23 21:44:34 -0600 Report

I poked in my upper abdomen and upper legs for over 61 years befor I started pumping. I poked too much in the upper abdomen. I had never heard of scar tissue that can form beneath the skin's surface and interfere with absorption. No doctor ever told me to rotate my sites. When I started pumping I used my upper abdomen and my pump sounded a no delivery alarm. I called the pump hotline and they diagnosed scar tissue. Finally I was told to rotate sites. I cannot use my upper abdomen. I let it rest for 7 months and I still got the same alarm. There is permanent scar tissue there. I am using my lower abdomen, below the navel level and the fatty portions of my upper legs. By rotating frequently I no longer have the absorption problem. Absorption is good and my control is much improved.

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momwith juvie 2009-01-23 20:30:33 -0600 Report

This was very interesting.Idid not know this.Thank you!My son hate to change his pokes and im always telling him too.

Avera 2009-01-22 15:57:02 -0600 Report

Sounds great to me concerning both night and morning injections. Right after the shower, one is not only more relaxed with the warm water helping with stress, but that warmed up skin is a sure fire way to help with absorption.

We all need to remember to rotate that POKE! I especially need to be reminded. I tend to POKE where it hurts the least instead. Thanks for the reminders!

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