How to apply insulin

Giving an insulin injection

Use your thumb to press down on the dose knob until it stops the dose window will be back at zero. Leave the needle in place for 5-10 seconds to help prevent insulin from leaking out of the injection spot see package insert to learn timing recommendation for your pen.

Several, but not all, insulin types are available. These include U-500 and U-300.

how to apply insulin

Put the needle into the rubber top of that insulin bottle. In this condition, fat either breaks down or builds up under the skin, causing lumps or indentations that interfere with insulin absorption. If it does, throw it out and get another bottle.

how to apply insulin

Inject air into the bottle by pushing the syringe plunger forward. Because U-500 syringes may be difficult to find, your provider may give you instructions for using U-500 insulin with U-100 syringes.

How to Use an Insulin Pen

Please note: Insulin is normally injected under the skin with a very small needle. What is different about insulin lispro?

how to apply insulin

Pull back the plunger of the syringe to put as much air in the syringe as the dose of medicine you want. If there are air bubbles, hold the syringe and the bottle straight up, tap the syringe with your finger and let the air bubbles float to the top.

You may see brands such as Insuman Comb if you take mixed insulin. Step 2: Insert the needle at a 90-degree angle. DO NOT use an alcohol wipe on your injection site. This is important because using the same spot over time can cause lipodystrophy. Inject insulin. Desserts and Sweets for Diabetics.

how to apply insulin

Keep any insulin you're not using in the fridge whatever the time of year.