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9 Factors That Affect How Insulin Works

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How hot is it?

If you’ve just stepped out of a hot shower or you’ve been using a heating pad on a sore muscle, insulin will get into your system faster than it would when muscles are at normal temperatures.

Some experts even suggest cooling the injection site with cold packs or ice to slow absorption if necessary.

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