I have been taking shots since the age of 11 months old. The problem I have is now that I'm 23, everytime (or nearly everytime) I inject insulin, I bleed and it hurts. Sometimes, when I inject, insulin comes back out. I always have been careful to change injection sites, but this uncomfortableness is making me leary of taking insulin. I've got so many bruises that my body looks like a road map. Any suggestions?
Try other syringes, for example the B-D Ultrafine II short-needle version.
Also, if you're taking aspirin once in a while (more than once a week), be aware that aspirin will increase the chance of bleeding and bruising substantially.
Original posting 29 Jan 97
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:54
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