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Injection Rotation...what gives?
By: PBLady

Have you suffered from tissue damage even though you properly rotate your shots? Damn that hurts!!!

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Hey all!Will Pokaboos work for you?  Please visit www.pokaboos.com and find out.I was suffering from tissue damage due to my insulin injections not being rotated properly...although ...
Posted: Mar 2, 2010 9:39
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    Hey all!

    Will Pokaboos work for you?  Please visit www.pokaboos.com and find out.

    I was suffering from tissue damage due to my insulin injections not being rotated properly...although I followed exactly what my doctor told me to alternate shot sites, I suffered severely from lipohypertrophy until Pokaboos aided in helping me heal my skin.

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  • By: FatCatAnna: Mar, 02, 2010 19:08 PM

    For those of you who are like me - wondering what the heck Lipohypertrophy is (hard to spell that one out  ) - I came across the description - that it's a lump under the skin caused by accumulation of extra fat at the injection site. It maybe unsightly, mildly painful, and may change the absorption of the insulin. Here's a link to explain it in abit more detail-  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipohypertrophy

    Before I read the descriptionI thought maybe PBLady was describing what I had - but it's not the same thing. As a child I injected alot in my thighs/arms and what I had is called lipotrophy  - "in which the subcutaneous fat around an injected area "melts away" over a few weeks or months, leaving unsightly, well-demarcated depressions in the skin".  In my case, maybe due to using pork insulin back in the "old days" - my skin sunk in at the areas I injected (I don't think I knew much about rotation then).

    PBLady or anyone else that might be able to answer me - what does it mean when you inject - and it feels like the needle is going thru' layers of tissue paper?  Scar tissue or ??? Hard to describe, but sometimes when I inject, as the needle goes thru', the skin underneath feels strange as it goes in.  Does anyone ever feel this when they inject?  And the area I feel this in sometimes is what I would call "virgin territory"!  Abit odd, but wondered if anyone else has had the same experience.


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