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Warning about diabetes injections

10th February 2012

Experts writing in the New England Journal of Medicine have called for better medical advice for people with diabetes after a patient developed two fatty areas in his stomach.

The patient had been told to inject his life-saving insulin jabs into two areas of his stomach to control his blood-sugar levels but had not realised he needed to rotate the injection site around different parts of his body because the hormone insulin encourages the build-up of soft fatty swellings - known as lipohypertrophy - within the layers of the skin.


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