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eldender wrote:I just started on insulin yesterday. The nurse told me to do it on the side of my stomach. I did it for the first time, and got a decent sugar reading (6.3) 1 hr after eating. I found I had issues getting the 90 degree angle and also am not a fan of injecting into my stomach when pregnant. I am almost 27 weeks, so I expect it'll only get tighter in that area.
I used my thigh last night for dinner, bedtime and again this morning. It seems to hurt a bit more (not a big deal) but most importantly, my readings aren't as good! My dinner was borderline (7.8 ), waking was too high (5.8, needs to be under 5.3) and after breakfast was just 9.8....yikes!
Any advice? Could I be putting it in wrong and not absorbing it or something?
jessie wrote:Hi Volorg,
Out of interest do you know the reason your were advised not to inject in your tummy?
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