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Thigh injection issues

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by purplesunsets, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. purplesunsets

    purplesunsets Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Anyone experience one thigh being more sensitive than the other? My left is easier to inject Novorapid less chance of bruising or bleeding. My right I seem to keep getting bleeders and red spots. I use 4mm needles. It's getting frustrating I recently started injecting in the thigh.
     
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    I have not experienced this but wonder if it is something about the angle of injection.
    I always favour my right thigh because I am right handed and find my left thigh more awkward to inject straight.
    If this is the case, I am not sure of the answer apart from maybe (painful) practice
     
  3. paulus1

    paulus1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    could not do my thighs. to many nerves. lucklyavery large stomach provided a decent range of injection points.
     
  4. PatsyB

    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    never experienced this, used to inject into tummy but now do the thighs alternative am and pm
     
  5. DreadCaptRoberts

    DreadCaptRoberts · Member

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    I had a problem with my 4mm needles and lumps. The specialist nurse suggested 5mm needles and they’ve been fine since the switch.
     
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