Where Do I Inject My Insulin?


Where do I inject my insulin?

Insulin is absorbed most evenly from fatty tissue right under the skin. The best places to inject insulin are:

Insulin is absorbed too quickly from muscles, which is why a tiny needle and only these sites with higher fatty tissue are used.

Do I always inject my insulin in the same spot?

It is best that you rotate your injection site by moving to unused areas of skin at least 1 cm away from a previous injection.

What happens if I don’t rotate my injection sites?

Rotating your insulin site keeps you from developing fibrosis, a condition where the skin and tissue become hard. Fibrosis also makes the insulin not work so well,

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