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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


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