Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
June 18, 2001
Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Question from Canada:
What does it mean if I have lumps in my arms and thighs?
I am assuring you have diabetes and are injecting into your arms and thighs. If this is so, then the likelihood is that you are overdoing your injection sites, and using the same sites too frequently.
You should move around more often, and avoid using the same sites. If you are not sure which sites to use, you should talk it over with your diabetes team. Avoiding lumpy sites will ensure smooth release of insulin into your body and so help in having good blood glucose control.
[Editor’s comment: Lumps caused by insulin injections are technically called lipohypertrophy.