How to Inject Insulin

How to inject insulin

Before injecting insulin, be sure to check its quality. If it was refrigerated, allow your insulin to come to room temperature. If the insulin is cloudy, mix the contents by rolling the vial between your hands for a few seconds. Be careful not to shake the vial. Short-acting insulin that isn’t mixed with other insulin shouldn’t be cloudy. Don’t use insulin that is grainy, thickened, or discolored.

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Insulin Injection Site
• Any four quadrants of abdomen, always at least an inch away from the umbilicus.
• Front or outer aspects of both thighs.
• Upper outer area of buttock.
• Outer and rear surfaces of upper arms.

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