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If your blood sugar is high, it makes no sense to eat first. Ideally, inject insulin and then wait for your blood sugar to fall before eating.

This lowers your average blood sugar and A1C, increases time-in-range, and you will feel better more quickly.

Other suggestions:

  • A longer needle delivers insulin deeper where it is absorbed more quickly. Many pump users keep long syringes for correction dose
  • Gently massage and warm the injection site for 30 seconds - this also aids insulin absorption
  • Try to inject into an area you can exercise. e.g. inject into your leg, and then exercise that leg, for example, walk, jog, bounce on the trampoline.
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