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Type 1 Injection Site

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by alphabeta, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. alphabeta

    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was watching a video about injecting insulin and fir my surprise.. they mentioned not to inject in the shoulders!!!!!!! I inject all my insulin in my shoulders! They stated the reason being that there is less fat there... how true is that?
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I'd think as long as you have enough padding on your shoulders you'd be fine. Never heard of injecting in shoulders before though. Then again I like injecting on the inside of my thigh, which isn't recommended either.
    Is there a particular reason you only inject there and not the more common sites?
     
  3. alphabeta

    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry! Only now I get what I wrote :( I thought he meant "back of the arm" but I got confused. Anyway, I only inject in the back of my arms but recently Lantus has been going way harsh on me :( I reduced so far by 9 units and still it crashes me within 2 hours. So I was wondering if maybe I have too little fat to hold the Lantus in my arm? Maybe I should try my thighs because "maybe" it usually contains more fat for Lantus to sit on.
    Also you shouldn't inject in inner thighs your risk is higher to hit a vein or a muscle!
     
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    Antje77 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Plenty of padding on the inside of my thigh. Hurt or bled way more often when I used the outsides, so I guess I have funny legs :).
    I switched from Lantus to Tresiba and I like it a lot better.
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    I have injected in my shoulders. Usually if wearing a jumpsuit type outfit where leg/stomach tricky to reach. Not had any problems.
     
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    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am switching very soon to Tresiba! Can't wait
     
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    alphabeta Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hmm I think I'm going to stick to the usual sites
     
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