Change Up Your Insulin Injection Strategy

By Dancehawk Latest Reply 2008-07-11 10:40:16 -0500
Started 2008-07-11 10:40:16 -0500

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Change Up Your Insulin Injection Strategy
Regularly changing where you inject your insulin allows you to avoid soreness at the injection site and may prevent fat from depositing under your skin.
It is important to understand that insulin is absorbed at different speeds, depending on which area of the body it's injected into. Because good blood glucose levels depend on you knowing how quickly your insulin will act, the injection site of regular insulin is very important. Try to limit your injection site rotation to one general area — arms or legs, or around the abdomen, but not all three. The exception to this rule is lispro insulin. Site rotation has been proved to have little or no effect on the absorption rate of lispro. If you have any problems with your injection schedule, call your doctor for help.

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