On several occasions I have had a hard time breaking through my skin to give myself an injection. What is that?

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Comment by Tim on July 28, 2012 at 1:11pm

For me... it's a sign that I've used that syringe needle too many times and it's time for a new one :-)

Comment by Betty J on July 28, 2012 at 2:16pm

When I was on shots many years ago I only used my arms and didn't realize how tough that skin can become. Using only a particular area to give shots, that can cause the skin to become tough.

Comment by Kathy on July 28, 2012 at 3:08pm

I think both of the above comments are true. Do you rotate with your abdomen, arms and legs?
I also reuse syringes and have noticed that they become dull.

Comment by KML on July 28, 2012 at 5:46pm

I do not reuse the needles, but I do have favorite injection spots. Makes sense.

Comment by Brian (bsc) on July 29, 2012 at 11:01am

I inject with a quick motion, I don't inject slowly. I think a quick motion helps produces less injury and scaring than a slow injection.

Comment by Scott Wilkins on July 30, 2012 at 1:27pm

Scar tissue forms quickly in areas where you give lots of shots. Not only directly on the shot location but also around the area too. Remember, in diabetics we heal slower to scar tissue forms easier. This scar tissue over time can become quite hard for needles to penetrate.

Comment by Stress on July 31, 2012 at 6:26am

I agree with the quick motion that tends to hurt less

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