I have been wanting to ask this since I read it in Diabetes Forecast. They had an article about giving injections. In the article they did not say to wipe the area with alcohol or anything else, before injecting. Readers wrote in and pointed out that DF had left out that step. DF replied that alcohol is not a sanitizer or any other kind of disinfectant. There is no reason nor purpose to use it for injection site. DF said that as long was the site area was clean, you can do the injection with out the alcohol wipe.
What do you all think??
I still use alcohol to wipe the area before doing any of my insulin injections. I just feel safer doing that, and not just sticking the needle in without any cleansing of the area. I even wipe the tip of my pen/cartridge before putting the needle head on it.
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