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

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Where do you inject insulin? Top of stomach or bottom? Do you stick in the same place all the time?

Q: Where do you inject insulin? Top of stomach or bottom? Do you stick in the same place all the time?

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.


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