Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

We have been told by medical professionals that swabbing the injection site with alcohol prior to injection is not recommended, something to do with the alcohol and insulin reacting. Can you please advise?


There is no need to use an alcohol swab on the skin before an injection. It will make the site sting and tend to make the skin tough if used regularly.


Original posting 29 Jan 97


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:52
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.