I am looking for information on lipohypertrophy.
Lipohypertrophy is a condition where there is a localised
increase in subcutaneous fat in an area where there have been multiple
insulin injections over a number of weeks. It used to be much more common
when beef insulin was widely used; but it does occur occasionally with
human insulin. The treatment is to stop injecting into the affected area
and to spread injections widely between unaffected areas on thighs
abdomen and arms. Because of differences in the rate of insulin
absorption from each site, it is advisable to use one general site only
for each injection time (e.g., arm or abdomen before breakfast and anterior
thighs before supper).
Original posting 2 Nov 96
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:52
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