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Diabetes and Insulin Injection Lumps Explained

Amylia Grace Yeaman Health Guide February 15, 2011
  • Calling All Diabetics:  Anyone have stubborn, pesky lumps at old injection sites they can't get rid of? Lumps that may reduce in size but still remain despite years of avoiding the injection site area(s)? I have three particularly stubborn lumps that I've had for over ten years. These lumps (fan...

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  • Anonymous
    Whatever
    Jun. 27, 2013

    If I go with that I'd require to take approximately 16 shots in a day... big hassle.

  • Natalie
    Feb. 18, 2011

    You mentioned taking shots of no more than 7 units, but what about when you're on a pump, and insulin is constantly being infused at the same site for several days? I've had diabetes for 20 years, and have been on the pump for 12, but fortunately, I was never on beef or pork insulin, which I also think makes a difference. So I don't have any lumps, but since...

    RHMLucky777

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    You mentioned taking shots of no more than 7 units, but what about when you're on a pump, and insulin is constantly being infused at the same site for several days? I've had diabetes for 20 years, and have been on the pump for 12, but fortunately, I was never on beef or pork insulin, which I also think makes a difference. So I don't have any lumps, but since I don't plan on dying soon, I do want to avoid them!

     

    PS, I love your new avatar picture! :-)

    • Amylia Grace Yeaman
      Health Guide
      Feb. 24, 2011

      The injections are pushed through all at once whereas the pump secretes the insulin incrementally so the issue has been much much quieter since being on the pump. If I bolus for a particularly high number of units I do notice variability in the effectiveness of the dosage at times and I can get an itchy swelling around the catheter site. Therefore, if I need...

      RHMLucky777

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      The injections are pushed through all at once whereas the pump secretes the insulin incrementally so the issue has been much much quieter since being on the pump. If I bolus for a particularly high number of units I do notice variability in the effectiveness of the dosage at times and I can get an itchy swelling around the catheter site. Therefore, if I need to take a larger bolus of insulin, I do sometimes divide the dose in two. How about you?