generally, this happens more at first. I got to the point where I could simply touch the point of the needle to my skin and if it hurt I knew it was a bad site. It is rough at first but you will get used to it. I promise.
Yep, it happens from time to time. Sometimes you hit a little blood vessel and that causes the bruising.
I found that technique made a big difference. I do just what Bernstein recommends, a swift smooth quick flick to get the needle in, like throwing a dart. Bernstein has a video on the technique as well as some written instructions. I think putting the needle against the skin and slowly inserting the needle is much more painful and bruising.
ps. I also just inject straight through my clothes, my wife hates it, but it is just so much more practical.
Hey Prince... I can't imagine resting the needle against my skin and then s l o w l y pushing it in. Yow!!!
I tried going through my clothes, but it did not work out for me -- too many painful injections, and too many blood spots on clothing doing it that way (don't know they why of either of those).
BSC, Tim, I thought you were Brian...you get around with those names! Thanks for the video, I'll look it up. I have found jabbing WAY better than the one time I accidentally eased it in...ouch. Never thought of the clothes idea, but you get the award for simplicity :)
Mike..thanks for the advice. You're right, go for those hard to reach spots, what do you have to lose but a little insulin in the fingers!