Before your mind goes to the gutter, okay perhaps it is too late for that, I am talking about finger pricks and insulin injections. The reason I ask is because I try to rotate sites. It is better to be able to use a number of places rather than one or two.
The only thing is that there are limits. Insulin should be injected in to a fatty part of the body: the back of your upper arm, belly, upper thigh and just above you gluteus maximus. Scientific terms will fool you into believing that I am smart. Until that sentence which totally blows my cover.
The problem is that these places aren’t always easily accessible. I stick to my belly mainly because it is the easiest place to get to. I do try to move to different parts of my belly. Second is the upper thigh, I inject here usually when I am out to eat and can use the washroom.
Finger pricking is a thing of the past or is it? Most meters now a days allow you to prick the palm of your hand or your forearm. I have tried using these other site but it takes forever if ever at all to get enough of a blood sample. I have many tiny scabs on my fingers because it is so easy to get enough blood there.
However, I have encountered another issue and that is callouses. I have taken up the ukulele and I play it a couple of hours every night. Now my finger shave callouses which are impervious to pricking. Now I have to move away from my fingertips to just off center to get the right amount of blood.
So it begs the question. Where do you do it?