Hi, Hoping someone may be able to help. I have been Type 1 33 years. Generally pretty well controlled. The last 5 years though have had lumps at injection sites. I have tried rotating and not using but still they don't go. Over 4 years i have not injected in some sites & still they remain. Diabetic nurse says some people are predisposed to getting them. Question is what can i do to get rid of them? I am running out of suitable injection sites. Many Thanks, Chris
What you describe sounds like scarring. Sometimes you can also get lumps of fat beneath the skin since insulin causes an increase in fat uptake, but those fat deposits generally disappear within months after leaving a site injection free. But we can also get scarring which is when collagen builds up in response to repeated injury. I don't know if it will help, but I have heard that massage can help break up scar tissue for some people. They do sell ultrasound massage units for home use. It is worth a try. Just make sure you read the instructions and use these units properly, if you overdo it, you can actually hurt yourself.