Is there anyone who can tell me how to not get red skin with pain when touching after injection?

I take insulin in belly(?) and after almost 2 months my skin says no mere needles in me...

Any info how to get rid of pain is thankfully from me !!

Views: 48

Comment by KCCO on March 30, 2012 at 11:08am

Every once in a while I get a little irritated bump or sometimes even a nice purple bruise with my injections. I think that's par for the course though.

Do you use an alcohol wipe before the injection? Do you always pinch your skin up before you stick the needle in, then slowly release your skin as you inject the insulin (this is how my doc's originally told me to do it, but I find it usually hurts more)? Do you have very much belly fat to inject into? Have you tried alternate injection sites (legs, arms)?

Or do you think you could have an allergy to the metal of the needle?

Just a few suggestions, sorry I couldn't be more help!

Comment by Karen on March 30, 2012 at 1:08pm

At first I was injecting in my belly and my legs but had the same problems with the redness and bruising. I found that injecting in my upper arms and buttocks works better for me. I just had to try different parts of my body to find where it worked best. Good luck!

Comment

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

Diabetes Hands Foundation is incredibly honored to join the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, an organization with the drive and potential to affect a powerful, positive impact on diabetes and healthcare policy. Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is a 20-member coalition of leading professional Read on! →

Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2015   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service