What is Insulin?
Insulin is a naturally occurring hormone which is secreted by pancreas. Many people with diabetes are prescribed insulin because their bodies do not produce insulin (type 1 diabetes) or do not use insulin properly (type 2 diabetes). Insulin helps control the level of glucose in the body. It helps glucose move from the blood into your body. Your body cells need glucose for energy.
Why has Insulin been prescribed for you?
Why do you have to inject insulin?
Where to inject insulin?
Insulin works best when injected into the fat layer just beneath the skin.
Some areas of the body where Insulin can be injected include:
Abdomen is the preferred site for insulin injection.You can inject in the abdomen in morning and the thigh at bedtime. Keep your shot 1 inch away from scars and 2 inch away from your navel.
Keep rotating your injection sites at least 2 fingers (2cm) apart from your previous injection.Where you inject insulin can affect how quickly it works. Ask your doctor where you should inject your insulin.