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At times when I inject on my inner thighs I notice a firm lump that appears and lasts for about a day. Is this common?

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Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
Your long acting? If so, might just be the large amount at once (normal) or possibly you're not injecting deep enough. I didn't think inner thigh was recommended?

Bondi Junction, AUS
I do outer thighs!

Carnoustie, GBR
I get the same. As long as it's not your proper inner thigh but just around it!

Milford, CT
My endo said not to do outer thigh-has there is too much muscle there. She specifically said inner thigh. It is rather sensitive there. I would rather my outer thigh.

Carnoustie, GBR
If it's not within your comfort zone, I wouldn't advise it.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
I've always put my long acting in my outer thigh, just before bed

Milford, CT
**** when you do outer thigh do you do it closer to the knee or butt? Or does it not matter? I notice the lumps when I do my injection on my mid to upper inner thigh.

Carnoustie, GBR
Higher up. It's less painful. X

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
I take mine higher up (like in the pic) but I've been taught to not inject within a palm width of knee or hip

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS

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