From Tauranga, New Zealand:
Our 4 year old daughter regularly has blood seepage following injections. What can we do to reduce the incidence of this?
Many times four year olds have such a small amount of fatty tissue that bleeding occurs frequently after injections. Are the BD "short needle" syringes available in your area? That might help.
The next time you see your diabetes educator, have him/her assess your injection technique. They might offer some suggestions.
Original posting 21 May 1998
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:58
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