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Sites of Insulin Injection (Lipoatrophy/Lipohypertrophy) | Changes in Subcutaneous Fat

Purpose:

To evaluate a diabetic patient for changes in subcutaneous fat associated with insulin injections.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

administration, adverse effects, prevention

ICD-10:

E88.1

Description:

Subcutaneous injection of insulin can result in changes in the subcutaneous fat. The reactions can be reduced but not eliminated by using purified preparations and good injection technique.

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