Diabetes is an increasingly prevalent disease within the United States, with an estimate of 30.3 million people having diabetes as of 2015. That’s roughly 9.4% of the United States populationdiagnosed. Some diabetics require insulin injections to regulate their blood sugar. The insulin is injected into select locations of the body where the fatty tissue is ideal for the absorption of insulin. For the insulin-dependent diabetic, injections are a part of daily life, but regular injections into the same location can come with side effects.
Repeated injection of insulin into the same area can lead to soft tissue damage – lumps and hardened tissue inhibiting proper insulin absorption and even preventing injection into that area. Delayed or erratic insulin absorption can lead to problems from blood glucose levels varying between successful injections.