Also speak to your doctor about getting shorter needles. When I was diagnosed so many years back I was also skin and bone, and the first thing the nurse did when she saw my bruises was to give me the shortest needles possible.
my apologies for mis-spelling your name.
Well, I think that modern science may help you out here. Stomach or thigh, it doesn't make a lot of difference. I do a circle using left, right tummy, then right left thigh and then all over again. That way no one site gets overused. Now.....whats gonna help you out is the miracles of modern medicine!! The THIN needle. I use a 31g (.25mm) needle. Either 8mm long which is short or 5mm long which is very very short and doesn't need a skin pinchup. These needles are soooooo thin you can't feel them go in most times. I like B&D brand (here in the US) as they micro coat them so they slip in really easily. But most manufactuers make the 31g needles.
I know you don't do this, but for everyone else, DO NOT REUSE disposable syringes. The tips dull microscopically even after one use. I've bruised up using one twice so I learned the hard way. Just don't do it!
One last note. If you are using the 5mm ultra short needles, your insulin will probably start to work even faster, so if this is a concern you may want to stick with the 8mm needles (still very short).
Post Edited (Warren) : 1/4/2006 8:43:31 AM (GMT-7)