I find that I am bruising at my injection sites on my hips and stomach. I'm wondering if anyone else has this problem. I spoke to my diabetes nurse about this and they said that it was abnormal and that most people don't bruise or bleed. There was no explanation to this.
GOOD MORNING. Sometimes I bruise and sometimes I hit a vein.
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I learned this in college and it can literally save a garment from being thrown in the trash
There is enzymes in your saliva that will release your blood from fabrics. Especially cotton. If you get blood on your fabric just spit on the spot and watch the magic.
If the blood dried in, wet the fabric then apply your saliva. This is very specific, your saliva to your blood only. Nothing else will work.It won't criss cross with other people.
Dear Team and others. Here's a little textile secret I learned in college. There is an enzymes in your saliva that will disperse blood from clothing fibers. If you get blood on your clothing or bed sheets etc, what you do is spit on it and the blood releases from the fibers.
There is only one rule to this. It's your saliva to your blood.
Also if your clothes or bedding has already been laundered it still works. It just has to get really wet to get it.
My doctor told me to remember to inject into a good fatty area in the stomach and hold onto that fatty area until you're done injecting. I used to bruise alot at first but hardly ever now
A little bruising and bleeding is normal. No I am not a nurse but I have been diabetic for 30 years. I find less bruising if I ice the site first. Also, when your insulin is cold it tends to sting. Rub it between your hands to warm it before you inject. Hope this helps.
@A DiabetesTeam Member thank you. My nurse has actually left the clinic and returned to his home in Australia. I find I don't bleed too much. I notice if my # is high, the insulin will burn. When it's normal or low, then the insulin doesn't burn and I usually don't bleed.
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