These pictures show the areas of the body where insulin can be
injected. You can give yourself a shot in:
The top outer area of the thighs. Insulin usually
is absorbed more slowly from this site, unless you exercise soon after
injecting insulin into your legs.
The upper outer area of the
Slightly change the spot where you give the shot each time, so that
you do not get bumps or pits in your skin. For example, use the right upper arm
5 times in different places, then use the left upper arm in 5 places.
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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