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Insulin Injection Technique
  • Shake intermediate insulin by gently rolling between palms before use
  • Inject Air in Insulin Syringe equal to desired dose to be taken
  • Then inject air into the vial
  • Turn the bottle upside down. Pull back the plunger until you have measured your correct dose
  • First pinch up a generous portion of your skin before injecting insulin and hold injection in your hand like pen

Sites of insulin injection

  • Abdomen (fastest absorption)

  • Thighs

  • Arms

  • Buttocks
Always keep rotating insulin site even in one area.
Is there any need to use Alcohol Swab?
  • Insulin acts as an Antiseptic
  • No need for alcohol swab just use soap and water
How long can insulin syringe be used?
It is quite safe to use same syringe to the same patient for 2-3 days or until it loses it sharpness that is it becomes painful to inject.
Administration in children and lean & thin people
In lean and thin persons pinch up a generous amount of skin, use with a slight angle (45) as advised by the Diabetic Team
People who need assistance
  • Elderly
  • Children
  • Poor sighted
  • Disabled/paralyzed
  For Patients
Insulin Injection Technique
Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose (SMBG)
Sick Day Rule
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