The routine of diabetes management can sometimes feel monotonous. The fact that management is a 24 hour, 7 day a week requirement makes it time consuming, and it can begin to feel like a grind. As a result, it’s easy to form bad habits– things we do to save time, or because we’ve simply lost the motivation to pay attention to the finer details.
For instance, have you ever found yourself absentmindedly injecting your insulin in the same spot multiple times in a day?
You’re not alone.
While we all know this is a diabetes no-no, and that the best way to administer insulin is to rotate the site at which you inject, it’s definitely a bad habit we’ve all found ourselves forming. But do we really know why this is such a bad habit?
In the hilarious video from the super smart Superbetic, Don, we learn why rotating your injection site is such a crucial element of diabetes management. And why failing to do so can prevent you from getting the most out of your insulin.
Take a look, and make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below! If you have your own tips for preventing management fatigue, make share to share those, as well!
L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.