SiteSmart: Improving Insulin Injection Site Rotation
Did you know that people with diabetes who use insulin face the risk of adverse reactions when they take injections in the same spots over time? A novel product aims to make it effortless to rotate insulin injection sites and avoid complications.
Insulin Injection Site Rotation Is Important
When patients repeatedly inject into the same place, lipohypertrophy, the abnormal growth of fat tissue, can occur. This can hinder effective insulin absorption and lead to frequent inconsistencies in insulin dosing. Often, this can result in unpredictable blood sugar readings and can contribute to suboptimal diabetes control.
The best way to avoid these complications is to prevent them in the first place, and consistent site rotation is the best way to do so. However, it appears that a large percentage of patients struggle with this.