Location, location, location - picking a site when exercising

Consider what you will be doing that day, morning, afternoon or evening when selecting insulin injection sites. Injecting into areas close to groups of muscles that will be active can increase the rate of absorption of the insulin, subsequently increasing the likelihood of hypo's

If you will be participating in activities that require a lot of lower limb muscle use (like cycling, running, long walks etc) avoid injecting into the upper outer thigh or hip regions. Similarly if you will be using your arms alot (paddling during surfing, kayaking or canoeing, swimming etc) avoid injecting into your upper arm.

And of course if you are planning on doing a million trillion sit-ups then you should steer away from injecting into your abdomen before hand! You may also want to seek some specialist advice as you could have a problem...