Varying the injection site reduces the risk of the area becoming lumpy and helps make sure the insulin is absorbed correctly.
Choose a variety of foods from the five main food groups daily (starchy foods; fruit and vegetable; dairy products; and protein group) to provide your body with nutrients that it needs. Foods high in fat or sugar are not essential for a healthy diet, therefore keep these to a minimum.
If you suffer from frequent hypoglycaemia you should contact your Diabetes Specialist Nurse for a possible adjustment of your insulin dosages.
The CHOICE diabetes education programme is available in NI and the border counties of Republic of Ireland, ask your Diabetes TeamChoice Programme