I am a young professional who is very busy with work and travel. I like wearing sleevless, tank tops or short sleeved shirts especially during the summer. Since the beginning of 2009, I have noticed I have been brusing A LOT at my injection sits. I take 4 shots a day and alternate the injection sites by alternating the area on my legs each morning and alternating the arms for my meal shots. Every 10 days, I tend to hit an area which must be more sensitive than others, because it causes bruising. The UGLY bruise lasts for at least 2 weeks. I have read some suggestions on-line as to what to do to prevent bruising. None of which seem to fit my situation. I am on the Novolog FlexPen and the Lantus Solostar. One of the suggestions was to work the syringe a couple times befor inserting into the insulin bottle. This does not pertain to me since I use the FlexPens.
I am VERY VERY self-concisious of the bruising both on my legs and more so on my arms as I know people notice but may be kind enough not to say anything. Being young, I am more concisious of it while being around the opposite sex and friends.
What suggestions does anyone have to prevent bruising from happen at the sites I use for my injections?
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