Best Insulin Injection Sites

Best Insulin Injection Sites

Insulin can be taken as a pill or used as an injection. Insulin injections are a common method of treating and managing diabetes.

Key takeaways:

–  Insulin should be injected in the subcutaneous tissue, the layer of fat just below the skin.

–  Common injection sites are the upper arms, the abdomen, the thighs, and the lower back or hips.

– The choice of injection site determines the speed of insulin absorption. Insulin is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream from the abdomen.

When rotating injections, the shot at each time of day should be given at the same site. However, it is important to move around within the site to ensure that the injection isn’t always in exactly the same spot.

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