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6 INJECTION SITE ROTATION

Lumps that appear on the surface

of your skin can be a common

side effect of injecting. They may

be uncomfortable, and even

unsightly, but they can also affect

how you absorb your insulin.

With the right knowledge, you

can avoid developing them.

Lipohypertrophy - ofen called

lipos - is a thickened area of

tissue or lump that can develop

under the skin where insulin

injections are given repeatedly.

It's a common problem, affecting

two out of three people.

If you inject into a lipo, insulin

may not be absorbed properly.

This may cause highs (hypers)

and lows (hypos) and may mean

you need to either take more

insulin or have some sugar.

MAKE THIS YOUR

DAILY ROUTINE

DETECT

Look and feel for lipos around

your injection sites. If you feel

any lumps, talk to your nurse

or doctor.

PROTECT

Don't inject into a lipo. Ask

your nurse or doctor to review

your insulin dose.

PREVENT

Remember, you can reduce

your risk of lipos by:

It's important to rotate your

injection sites. Use a single

injection spot no more than

every four weeks. Speak with

your nurse or doctor if you would

like a BD injection site rotation

grid pack.

• You can inject into different

sites such as your abdomen,

buttocks, thighs, or the back of

your arms.

• Injections within each site

should be 1cm away from the

last injection and should not be

used again for at least four

weeks.

• Rotate through your sites

and spots within these areas

regularly.

LIPOS

• rotating your injections

each time

• using a new needle every

time you inject.

ABOVE: the detail on site rotation, from

where on your bod you can inject, to how to

rotate around a site (in this case the stomach)

as well as guidance to inject at least

1cm away from your last injection site.

BELOW: Dont' inject like this if you want to

avoid lipohypertrophy ('lipos').

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