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Bleeding after injection

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by emilyj17, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. emilyj17

    emilyj17 Type 1 · Member

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    Good morning!

    After doing my breakfast injection in my stomach this morning there was quite a big blob of blood (maybe I pinched too hard?) and now there's a little bruise. Sometimes I do get little specks but I've never had anything like that before.

    Maybe a silly question, but I'm worried my insulin won't have absorbed?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hey @emilyj17 It's a rare event but you hit a blood vessel this morning, your insulin should be fine, however do test to put your mind at rest in an hour say :)
     
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  3. emilyj17

    emilyj17 Type 1 · Member

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    Ahh ok, thank you!!
     
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  4. Circuspony

    Circuspony Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I did this not long after I started injecting. Insulin still worked ok, but I ended up with a nasty bruise on my leg.
     
  5. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    i still do this occasionally myself but just keep an eye on bgs although mine have always been ok its that little bit of reassurance and piece of mind for yourself x hope alls well x
     
  6. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting you say you pinched. I was told it was unnecessary to pinch. Having said that I often hit blood vessels. Have spots of blood here there and everywhere!! Suggestions on getting them out would be helpful.
     
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