Three steps to properly use the insulin pen
Release date:2019-10-18

1. Preparation
Check the label and color of the insulin.Check that you are using the right type, check the strength of the insulin, and check the expiration date on the label.If the date has passed and the insulin does not look correct, use a new ink cartridge or pen.Read the instructions from the manufacturer of the insulin pen to insert the new cartridge into a reusable (disposable) pen.
Mixed with cloudy insulin.Premixed insulin is mainly due to the fact that there are two types of insulin mixed together, before each stroke gently rolling the pen back and forth between the palms of your hands.Repeat 10 times.Please do not shake the pen.This causes the insulin to stick together.Next, gently tip the pen up and down 10 times.After mixing, do not use if there are clumps.Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before use.Insulin should be injected at room temperature.Wash your hands.Use soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.This will help reduce your risk of infection.
2. Install pen and needle
Take the cap off the pen.Wipe the needle connection area with an alcohol swab.Insert the new needle into the pen.Remove the lug from the needle.Do not remove the outer cover from the needle.Push the needle straight against the pen.Turn the needle clockwise until it stops turning.Make sure the needle is straight.Take off the pin cap.Remove outer cover and save.Remove inner lid and throw away.
3. Refill your insulin pen
Remove air from the pen.Air may cause pain during injection.Turn the dial to 2 units.For the most part
Insulin pen, you will hear the sound of each insulin unit you dial being clicked.Hold the pen and point the needle up.Tap the pen and move the bubble to the top of the pen.Push button.You should see a drop of insulin on the tip of the pen.If you can't see the drop, change the needle