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How to Give Insulin Injection Different Way At Home

How to Give Insulin Injection Different Way At Home

Many diabetics have to take insulin to control their blood sugar. But due to not knowing the correct method, many people take the wrong dose of insulin in the wrong place in the body. This is why it is not possible to control blood sugar properly on the one hand, on the other hand the skin becomes hard and various complications can occur.

This article outlines how to take insulin with an insulin syringe and an insulin pen. By following these instructions, the patient will be able to take insulin easily and correctly.

How to Give an Insulin Injection

Everything you need to give an injection

1. Insulin: There are different types of insulin. This is discussed in detail later in the article.

2. Insulin Syringe or Insulin Pen: A syringe or pen can be used to inject insulin.

Insulin Syringes: These special syringes can be of different sizes. Depending on the type of insulin, a specific size of syringe has to be used. Insulin is then injected into the syringe according to the prescription.

Insulin pen or pen: It can be of two types. There is a type of insulin pen that is already full of insulin. When the insulin inside the pen runs out, the pen has to be discarded. There is another type of insulin pen which can be used repeatedly by changing the vial or cartridge.

Needles have to be used separately with these pens. The needles can only be used once. These needles only need to pierce the skin not through muscles or veins. So these are quite small and slender.
3. Specific place for throwing sharp objects: You can set aside a basket for throwing sharp objects. The needle used there can be safely discarded.

Rules for giving insulin with an insulin syringe
You can take insulin with the help of insulin syringe at home in eight easy steps. The steps are given below:

Step 1: Wash your hands thoroughly and dry them.

Step 2: Decide where to inject the injection. The most suitable place for taking insulin injections is the fatty area of ​​the body. Such as: lower abdomen (lower part of navel), thighs or buttocks.

Injections should be taken at different places each time. The next injection should be at least 1 centimeter or half an inch away from where the insulin was taken earlier. Repeated injections into the same area can cause the area to become stiff and swollen β€” which will subsequently prevent insulin absorption and function properly.

Step 3: Choose the right insulin according to the doctor’s advice. Check if the insulin has expired from the date written on the bottle.

It is usually not necessary to shake the bottle or vial before using insulin. However, before using insulin of muddy nature, the vial should be gently rotated between the palms of both hands until the insulin is completely dissolved. In this case, read the instructions on the insulin packet carefully.

Step 4: Take the insulin syringe out of the package and open the top cap. Hold the syringe upright. Now pull the plunger or rod of the syringe and inject as much (cc or ml) of air as you need to take the unit of insulin as per the doctor’s prescription.

How to Give Insulin Injection Different Way At Home

Important

Depending on the type of insulin, a specific size of syringe has to be used. Otherwise, taking the wrong dose of insulin can lead to serious harm. So when taking insulin, you need to make sure that the appropriate syringe is being used according to the unit. Ask your doctor for details.

Step 5: Hold the insulin valve upright and insert the syringe needle into the bottle. Then press the plunger or bar of the syringe and insert the air inside the syringe into the valve. This will help to get insulin in the syringe.

Now hold the vial upside down and pull in a little more insulin than the prescribed unit. Make sure there is insulin around the head of the needle inside the vial and no air.

Step 6: Then hold the syringe in such a way that the needle is on top and the plunger is on the bottom. Gently tap the syringe so that if there is any air inside it rises upwards.

Now gently press on the plunger at the bottom of the syringe until insulin is seen at the head of the needle. This work is called ‘priming’. If there is any air inside the needle and syringe, it can be removed in this way. The result is easy dose control. Make sure the syringe contains only the prescribed dose of insulin.

Step 7: Make sure the area where the injection is taken is clean and dry. You can gently lift the skin with the pinch before giving the injection. Now insert the needle completely into the body at right angles or vertically (90 degree angle). Hold the pressure in the plunger until the whole syringe is empty.

Step 8: Count one to ten so that the insulin has enough time to enter the body before removing the needle. Remove it with a pinch on the skin. Now take out the needle. Finally, discard the syringe with the needle in a safe place.

 

Rules for giving insulin with an insulin pen or pen

Insulin pen insulin can be taken in seven easy steps. The steps are given below:

Step 1: Wash your hands thoroughly and dry them.

Step 2: Decide where to inject the injection. The most suitable place for taking insulin injections is the fatty area of the body. Such as: lower abdomen (lower part of navel), thighs or buttocks.

Injections should be taken at different places each time. The next injection should be at least 1 centimeter or half an inch away from where the insulin was taken earlier. Repeated injections into the same area can cause the area to become stiff and swollen β€” which will subsequently prevent insulin absorption and function properly.

Step 3: Remove the outer and inner caps of the insulin pen and insert the needle into it. Turn the dial and bring it to two units. Then hold the pen straight.

Gently press the plunger on the back of the pen until insulin is seen at the head of the needle. This work is called ‘priming’. If there is any air inside the needle and insulin vial or cartridge, it can be removed in this way, making dose control easier.

Step 4: Now turn the dial and choose the specific dose according to the doctor’s prescription. Make sure the area where the injection is taken is clean and dry.

Step 5: Insert the needle into the body at right angles or vertically (90 degree angle). You can gently lift the skin with the pinch before giving the injection. Hold the dial with the plunger until the dial returns to zero (0).

Step 6: Count 1 to 10 so that insulin has enough time to enter the body before removing the needle. Remove it with a pinch on the skin.

Step 7: Remove the needle and throw it in a safe place.

Special note

If your doctor tells you to follow a particular procedure, follow that procedure.

 

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