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What is a good way to prevent bruising after giving insulin shot in the stomach?

What is a good way to prevent bruising after giving insulin shot in the stomach?

Ice!: My advice to our pediatric patients is to ice the injection site for about 30-60 seconds prior to giving the injection. The cold helps to shrink away the capillary blood vessels which may get punctured during a shot and therefore helps to decrease bruising. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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My stomach is sore & bruised from insulin shots, is this normal?

My stomach is sore & bruised from insulin shots, is this normal?

Yes, VFN: Hi. Yep, bruising is very normal when you're taking insulin. I've been on insulin for 40 years, and my belly is always bruised (although never sore...higher pain threshold, I guess). Keep your diabetes well controlled! Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 22 i take 6 insulin shots a day i am having sharp pains below my breast above mu stomach i sat down to eat super and it started hurting any ideas?

I am 22 i take 6 insulin shots a day i am having sharp pains below my breast above mu stomach i sat down to eat super and it started hurting any ideas?

Abdominal /chest pai: Pain in the sub-sternal/upper abdominal area could be from heart, stomach itself, esophagus, bone and cartilage and adjacent organs to stomach in the abdomen, At your age most probably gastrointestinal cause, but in diabetic need to r/u heart related reasons. Have it checked out by a professional. ...Read more

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Bruises on belly after insulin shots?

Bruises on belly after insulin shots?

Common problem: This is a common problem. Make sure you are not injecting too close to your belly button. Shorter needles tend to cause more bruising than longer needles. Are you on blood thinners like warfarin, aspirin, or plavix (clopidogrel)? Make sure you are injecting at a 90 degree angle to your skin, not on a slant. The Insulin should work fine despite the bruise. ...Read more

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Does it matter what part of your body you take insulin shot stomach, arm, or leg?

Does it matter what part of your body you take insulin shot stomach, arm, or leg?

Yes: You should be consistent because different parts of the body have different fat and muscle makeups so they'll absorb the Insulin at different rates. ...Read more

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Can Levemir (insulin detemir) cause stomach bloating if I give myself a shot of insulin in my stomach often?

Can Levemir (insulin detemir) cause stomach bloating if I give myself a shot of insulin in my stomach often?

Bloating: You MUST see your primary doctor about this. More than likely you will be referred to an Endocrinologist. Stomach bloating may or may not be related Levemir (insulin detemir) and/or insulin. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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How do insulin pumps help prevent future complications?

How do insulin pumps help prevent future complications?

Control: If used correctly, an Insulin pump can help you achieve better blood sugar level which will prevent future complications. The goal is to keep A1c < 6.5 or 7%. Your risk of complications is lower with these A1c level. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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