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How do you rotate injection sites?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by hyponilla, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. hyponilla

    hyponilla Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I'm just curious how most of you on MDI go about rotating injection sites? Do you have any good systems? I tend to jab myself a bit at random but I know it's not the best way to go, so I'd like some tips. Thanks!
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I move areas every week. Keep buttocks just for basal and swap buttocks each week. Abdomen, stomach, left and right thigh. So basically a 4 week rotation. Occasionally upper arm. The difficulty is absorption and reaction speed. So on leg weeks I have to remember to inject a longer time before I eat.
     
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    Rose22 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use legs and stomach for fast acting and top buttocks for long acting. I am a bit haphazard with remembering my last site though, and aim for somewhere different or the other side, but I should try and come up with a clearer system. As it’s at least 5 times a day usually.
     
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    MarkHaZ123 · Well-Known Member

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    I always forget to move. I tend to find it a little sore on the stomach so Iv just used the top of my leg for ages now. Iv never had any issues with dose so never felt the need to change
    If I'm sat in a bar or restaurant I'd just jab it in my stomach
     
  6. hyponilla

    hyponilla Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much, those are some good tips.
     
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    Struma Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use the grid from the diabetes app 'Diabetes:M'. But can't reach all of them so just follow what I can.
    A web search will reveal many area/grid systems for you to choose from.
     
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    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    breakfast left thigh, dinner right thigh, tea alternate sides of stomach and basal alternate bum cheeks xx
     
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    Thirdlanarklas · Newbie

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    Is there a reason why many people don’t use the top of their arm nearer the shoulder? Was thinking about trying to alternate it there but don’t see many others using it?
     
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