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    Insulin Injection Areas for Gestational Diabetes

    Insulin Injection Areas for Gestational Diabetes

    Picture of insulin injection areas for gestational diabetes

    These pictures show the areas of the body where insulin can be injected. You can give yourself a shot in:

    • The top outer area of the thighs. Insulin usually is absorbed more slowly from this site, unless you exercise soon after injecting insulin into your legs.
    • The upper outer area of the arms.
    • The buttocks.

    Slightly change the spot where you give the shot each time, so that you do not get bumps or pits in your skin. For example, use the right upper arm 5 times in different places, then use the left upper arm in 5 places.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
    Last Revised November 3, 2011

    Last Revised: November 3, 2011

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator

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