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Betaferon and contortion

It is suggested that you should avoid injecting into the same place twice in a row and the patient diary suggests 8 injection areas: upper arms, stomach, thighs and buttocks, left and right side of each, proposing rotating through each area 6 times before you get back to the same square 48 injections or 96 days later. It's a lot easier to follow with pictures. As I do 28 insulin injections a week in my thighs, however, I don't do Betaferon jabs there. I can cope with injections in my tum but I haven't much fat on my arms so would normally pinch an inch to inject into - or rather I would if I had a third arm to hold the injector. There is more to pinch on my bum but I can't twist round far enough to see what I'm doing and to avoid injecting into the same spot as the last time. The result is that my dear husband does 2/3 of my injections. He is working away a lot at the moment and I have been changing the order a bit to do tums while he's not there but I don't want to overdo injections in that area. Any ideas? I'm thinking of getting some big knickers and cutting holes in them to act as injection targets!

janep

@janep

Hi Meg, I love that idea!! I used to divide my stomach and thigh into 9 in my head: upper, middle, lower X left, middle, right and make note each time so that I could ensure I wasn't 'targeting' a particular spot without realising it. For my legs I got a piece of clear acetate (for the old fashioned OHP machines!) and drew a grid on it so that I could track which sites I was using. But I must say, the injection target knickers are genius! You could market them! A different colour for each site perhaps?! ;) xx

meg

@meg

You've got me thinking now. With bloomers - or possibly fishnet tights, you could mark up bum, tum and thighs. Or with a onesie (is that how it's spelt?) arms too- or perhaps one of those edwardian men's swimming costumes with arms and legs...