The good news is that my A1c came back at the exact same number as my blood draw from last October (a number within the professional guidelines that I decline to specifically list). The bad news is that the end of my appointment was a little discombobulated and I forgot to ask one of my questions.
This is different than the occasionally bruise under the skin – it’s a definite raised patch on top of the skin. They don’t itch (but they sometimes burn until they disappear). At this point they eventually go away on their own. I typically have three or four hanging around at the same time in the process of healing or fading or doing whatever they need to do to go away since it takes about a day or two.
I can’t figure out if it is a reaction to the pens, the insulin, or something else. It happens with both my basal and bolus insulin, so that has not helped with the troubleshooting. It is also really hard to capture a picture of it, because I typically inject in areas inappropriate for photography!
Since this is my first time on insulin pens in thirteen years, I am not sure if it is normal or not. I asked around a little, and no one else IRL has experienced this.
Has anyone else seen or heard of this before? I don’t want to give up my MDI combination, but I’m not really interested in having this continued (allergic?) reaction either.