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How to Inject Insulin

To inject insulin where it needs to go, and to be properly absorbed, ask a health care professional to help determine the injection sites and technique that would be best for you.
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To ensure you are getting your insulin where it needs to go, to be properly absorbed, ask a health care professional to help determine the injection sites and technique that would be best for you.

Injection Technique. The choices.

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References
Gibney MA, et al. Skin and subcutaneous adipose layer thickness in adults with diabetes at sites used for insulin injections: implications for needle length recommendations. Curr Med Res Opin. 2010; 26 (6): 1519-1530.

Berard L, et al. FIT Forum for Injection Technique Canada. Recommendations for Best Practice in Injection Technique. October 2011.

Lo Presti D, et al. Skin and subcutaneous thickness at injecting sites in children with diabetes: ultrasound findings and recommendations for giving injection. Ped Diab 2012.

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About Forum for Injection Technique (FIT)

The Forum for Injection Technique (FIT) was developed to establish and promote best practice in injection technique for all involved in diabetes care.

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