insulin injection site


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insulin injection site

Any of the places on the body suitable for injecting insulin Because insulin is administered at least once daily, it is important to have a plan for selecting the site. The best sites for insulin injection are in the subcutaneous tissue of the abdomen. The arms and legs can also be used, but insulin uptake from these sites is less uniform. It is advisable to map out a number of injection sites in one area, use those, and then use other sites.
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Examination of insulin injection sites: An unexpected finding of localized amyloidosis.
###* Delegate responsibility for self-inspection and palpation of insulin injection sites (Self IE= self-insulin site examination)
Insulin-derived amyloidosis (IDA) has been described as a cutaneous complication occurring at insulin injection sites and is known to cause impaired absorption of insulin [1-8].