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There can be so much to learn and remember when you're new to injecting. These

following key steps will get you into the best routine.

SEVEN STEPS TO SUCCESS

1. Keep positive: It's normal to feel

anxious when you start injecting, try to

remember that insulin injections are

good for you.

2. Learn about injection technique: Your

doctor and nurse will help, but you

must also learn what works for you.

3. Needle length and skin folds: You may

need to do a skinfold to inject. Check

with your nurse or doctor (see p.18).

4. Injection site rotation: It's essential to

rotate to avoid lipos. Stay feeling and

looking good by practising the correct

injecting technique and understanding

lipos (see page 6).

5. Where to inject: The recommended

places are the abdomen, upper half of

thighs, both upper buttocks and flanks

(below the rib cage and above your hip)

and both upper arms.

6. Injection site technique: Healthy sites

make a big difference - get into the

habit of checking your sites regularly

and, if you have any concerns, talk to

your diabetes team.

7. Use a new needle every time: Pen

needles are designed for single use

only. Using needles once not only helps

to reduce injection pain, it also reduces

contamination and skin damage, which

can lead to lipos.

Rob Brown sorting his insulin out when preparing to

run the Marathon de Sable in the Sahara dessert.

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