From Faridabad, Haryana, India:
How I can stop the oozing of blood or insulin after I have administered an insulin injection to my three year old daughter?
Count to ten after injecting the insulin and before removing the needle then press briefly on the injection point. A small amount of insulin (a drop) or blood leaking back will make no difference.
[Editor's comment: Make sure that you are rotating injection sites, and inspect them for hardness, puffiness, lumps, and/or dents. Lipohypertrophy and/or lipoatrophy can cause these problems to occur. It is very important not to use such areas for injections. SS]
Original posting 11 Dec 2000
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:18
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