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Old 01-19-2022, 02:50 PM
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I gave jesses shot may 6 inches up from the base of the tail on either side of the spine ( of course you want to avoid the spinal area ) . It was kind of like where her love handles were so to speak . So I believe I was injecting into a more fatty area . I guess you could se discrepancies depending on location and how the shot is given but i did not see any substantial difference in blood sugar levels giving jesse shots in these locations
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Jesse-26 lbs - 16.5 years old ,11 years diabetic, one meal a day homemade and a vitabone snack . 3 shots of Novolin( under the Relion name ) a day . Total insulin for a 24 hour period is 6.5 units of NPH insulin .
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You can inject in many different areas. We started with the scruff but it built up scar tissue quickly. So we moved to the side of the chest just behind the front shoulder and that didn't develop the same type of scar tissue.

From the BD tutorial site (http://www.bd.com/us/diabetes/page.a...t=7001&id=7395):

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Old 01-23-2022, 03:19 PM
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Thanks for the advice! Injecting into a fatty area is something Iíve heard a few times now, I wonder if thatís it. Bella is completely lean (basically all meat no carb diet?) so Iíll try to find a the fattiest spot of the suggested locations.
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