How do you inject insulin step by step?
The insulin needs to go into the fat layer under the skin.
- Pinch the skin and put the needle in at a 45º angle.
- If your skin tissues are thicker, you may be able to inject straight up and down (90º angle).
- Push the needle all the way into the skin.
- Leave the syringe in place for 5 seconds after injecting.
Where do you inject insulin pens?
Where on the body do I inject with the insulin pen? Recommended injection sites include the abdomen, front and side of the thighs, upper and outer arms and buttocks. Do not inject near joints, the groin area, the navel, the middle of the abdomen, or scar tissue.
How do diabetic pens work?
An insulin pen is an injection device that is about the size and shape of a magic marker. It delivers insulin into the fatty tissue below the skin (usually in the arm, thigh, or stomach) via a short, thin disposable needle.
Can I reuse insulin pen needles?
Some people with diabetes use their insulin syringes and lancets more than once to save money. But makers of syringes and lancets do not recommend using them more than once. Talk with your doctor before reusing these items.
Where in the abdomen do you inject insulin?
To give an injection into the abdomen, pinch a section of fatty abdominal tissue, with fingers either side. The site should be between the waist and the hipbones about 2 inches away from the belly button. Avoid injecting near any scar tissue on the abdomen.
What is FlexPen?
NovoLog FlexPen is a fast-acting insulin that starts to work about 15 minutes after injection, peaks in about 1 hour, and keeps working for 2 to 4 hours. NovoLog FlexPen is used to improve blood sugar control in adults and children with diabetes mellitus.
How do you use Novorapid insulin pen?
It is administered subcutaneously (under the skin) 5-10 minutes before a meal, but make sure you eat a meal or snack within 10 minutes of the insulin injection to avoid low blood sugar. It can also be given immediately after the meal.
How do I know if my insulin pen is empty?
Press the injection button. You should see a drop of insulin on the tip of the pen. If you do not see a drop, change the needle and repeat this step. If you do not see a drop after you repeat this step 3 times, use a new pen.
How to inject insulin with a pen?
Clean the skin where you will inject the insulin. You can use an alcohol pad or a cotton swab dipped in alcohol.
How do I prepare my insulin injection?
Prepare the Insulin and Syringe Remove the plastic cap from the insulin bottle. Roll the bottle of insulin between your hands two to three times to mix the insulin. Wipe off the rubber part on the top of the insulin bottle with an alcohol pad or cotton ball dampened with alcohol. Set the insulin bottle nearby on a flat surface. Remove the cap from the needle.
How to inject insulin correctly?
Push down on the plunger to inject the insulin. Press on the plunger until the insulin is gone. Keep the needle in place for 5 seconds after you inject the insulin. Pull out the needle. Press on your injection site for 5 to 10 seconds. Do not rub. This will keep insulin from leaking out. Throw away your used insulin syringe as directed.
How do I use an insulin pen?
Check the pen before you use it: Make sure the dosage dial turns easily.