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What is the best place on the body to inject insulin?


Thanks for your question, Rosezella.

Insulin should be injected into fatty tissue rather than muscle. People generally inject insulin in the stomach, and sometimes in the thigh or upper arm, if they have some fat in these areas. You can inject insulin at the top or bottom of the stomach. It's best to rotate the site where you insert the needle in order to prevent excessive scar tissue from developing.

Answered By dLife Expert: Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian living in Southern California.

What is the best place on the body to inject insulin?
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