This topic just reminded me of when I was a kid and first diagnosed (37 years ago). I was in the hospital for three weeks when I was diagnosed. The nurses were trying to teach me to take my shots on my own. They would come in ask me where I was planning to inject. Of course, they warned me about changing the sights but I always favored my legs.
One of the nurses tried to scare me into changing the sights. She told me my legs would fall off if I continued to favor my legs for the injection sites. Well, I was a kid. Somehow, subconsciously, I would never use my legs for the sights after this incident and this continued until I was in my thirties. It took me that long to face up to the fear of injecting in the right area of my legs because I had forgotten how to!
I guess the arms were easier for me to deal with. I did have a boyfriend that was type 1 and he showed me a trick with injecting in the arm. He would prop his arm (while standing up) against a door way and it would plump the area up and then he would inject. I didn’t seem to bruise any more after that arm trick.
I still do favor spots. I think it may be due to laziness. The stomach area is another story. I did use the pen at one time but had problems with leakage. After reading some posts here, I find that my pen may have been defective and maybe I’ll give it another try in the near future.
I don’t know if you take vitamins but I take at least 1000 mg of vitamin C. I don’t bruise any more. Thanks for bringing this topic up. It will help a lot of us.