As you know, it's important to administer the medicine we take to fight this disease to the proper layer of skin, where it works, and this is an excellent PDF refresher for Subq injections. Felt the graphics are spot on.
At a recent Shared Solutions seminar a Dermatologist explained the absolute importance of hitting that sub-q layer.
1) It minimizes side affects (i.e., itching, swelling, lumps), and more importantly administers the medicine where it works - in that Sub-Q layer.
2) Thin MSers think they need to adjust their needle accordingly, and his experience is folks are doing this on their own and having continued side affects because the needle is not getting into the Sub-Q layer.
Please look at the link above for a good visual. And, if are experiencing continued problems, sign-up for re-training. May find just one small part of the technique provided in re-training that will change everything you are experiencing.
I cannot say enough about these seminars. 5 years out and I'm still learning from them.
Yea - those spots for the rear are more like the love handles, still a good one for spouses for significant other ;)
I've always explained them the way I was taught. Put your palm directly on your cheek, then pull it up and over toward your upper hit, there is definitely good meat there, lol. I find those spots just as good as belly.
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