Hello, was just browsing the TU boards and updating profile & basically stumbled across this thread.
I've had needles bend before but I'm also a fairly long term T1 Diabetic & as most know you need to rotate your injection sites or you get a buildup of scar tissue in the area you persistantly inject.
I've also been guilty in the past of, unsure how to describe it really, using a stabbing motion to inject myself, as you and several others have already mentioned the needles are only tiny. I use 8mm needles but really want to drop down to 5mm.
If you are relativly new to Diabetes you might also tense up before injecting, even subconsiously, the best you can do is to relax (that means body & mind).
Maple sugar I had the same issue when I first started. After awhile I realized I was very slightly moving the needle. I now go straight in and out. It could be a flick of your wrist to make the needle stay straight. Just practise makes perfect.