So I saw this article on scar tissue from multiple injections in one place. Turns out it’s actually a little different from scar tissue and is called lipohypertrophy:
Anyways, I’m 22 and have had type one diabetes for 17 years. Since puberty I have not had a whole lot of fat no matter what I ate. Sounds great right? Well not really.
I rotate injection sites properly but I don’t have enough fat on my thighs or arms for injections. So I end hitting places that haven’t healed from the last time I injected there. Years go by and I swear I am all scar tissue now. I’ve brought it up with my endocrinologist before and they tell me I need to be better about rotating and re-educate me on it when I tell them I do rotate properly.
I tried googling for some home remedies but everything says the same thing “be better about rotating… In severe cases cosmetic surgery may be required.”
The only thing that ever works for me is going on a low/no carb diet for a while but it never lasts long since I’m vegetarian and without meat it gets boring fast. So I was wondering if anyone here might have some helpful ideas/experiences?