How to prevent tissue hardening

About lipohypertrophies: tissue hardening is a rubbery swelling of the fatty tissue and occurs due to frequent injection into the same site – and the reuse of used needles. Be aware that this can lead not only to unexplainable blood glucose fluctuations, but it also affects insulin absorption.

How to avoid lipohypertrophies: there are a few easy ways to avoid hardening of the tissue: most importantly, use a new pen needle for every injection and change the injection site after every injection. Also discuss any anomalies with your healthcare professional.


Lipohypertrophies can often better be felt than seen! Check on yourself regularly.