I've been trying expand the areas where I inject insulin for my MDI regime. The big problem I am having is my basal injections which I take in the morning and night. My arms and legs have very little body fat, so I've been exploring using my buttox (gluteal region). But I've been struggling.
You are supposed to use the upper outer quadrants as shown to the right. My problem is that I find it not only cumbersome to use a pen in the proper orientation for that location, but I can't for the life of me pinch an inch. What do others do? Do you back yourself into a door jam to create a pinch? I wonder whether an autoinjector would help. Has anyone used one? I've also read that the best absorption seems to be in the abdomen followed by the thighs and then the buttox, but mine seems to be the opposite. What is your experience with absorption? What has your experience been with Gluteal Self-Injection