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How to prevent and manage lipohypertrophy at injection sites

Publication date: Friday, 21 November 2008
Contributor(s): Sandra Waddingham

Lipohypertrophy is surprisingly common in people using insulin to control their diabetes. As more and more people with diabetes are managed in primary care, practice nurses take on a greater role in the management and education of these patients. This article considers what lipohypertrophy is, how it can be prevented and how it should be managed once it has been identified.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 5, Number 6, November-December 2008
Print edition page(s): 296-298
Contributor(s): Sandra Waddingham

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