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Correct way of Iinsulin injection
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Below is the script used to prepare this animation. This gives important information on Insulin injection technique. You are most welcome to read script first and then click view attachment, keep patience as it is a large file, but you will definitely find it useful and informative.

  • Pancreas in our body produces insulin, a hormone throughout life. Insulin shifts glucose from blood to inside of cells and its deficiency leads to rise in Glucose level that is Diabetes.   If after taking full dose of oral tablets, still the level of blood sugar is high then in such a situation it is best to take insulin.
  • Now, I will tell you about correct technique of injecting insulin. Any one including kids can easily inject Insulin.
  • Today it is easy to inject Insulin due to availability of syringes with very fine needles, insulin pens, and insulin pump.
  • Some people have misconception that insulin cannot be kept out of Refrigerator. But the fact is - insulin can be kept at room temperature for 3 weeks.
  • Before injecting clean hands with soap and water and maintain good personal hyegine.
  • Clean the site of prick, preferably with spirit. Inject only after the spirit evaporates and surface is dry. The site of injection can also be cleaned with soap and water. Avoid using dettol or savlon.
  • For injecting insulin it is important to inject the right insulin strength with the right syringe. It means if you are using 40 U insulin , use 40 U syringe  whose cap is red and marked till 40 units and if using 100 U insulin then use  100 unit syringe,  whose cap is orange  and marked till 100 units
  • If insulin is cloudy type then roll the insulin vial between your palms for 8 to 10 times so that it mixes properly. Now whatever units you want to inject draw that much of air in syringe and push this air into the vial.
  • Now invert the vial and draw required amount of insulin into the syringe.
  • If there is air in syringe tap the tip of syringe and remove air and recheck the insulin dose.
  • If you are injecting Insulin with a  pen, then  load the correct penfill.
  • If penfill is milky then move the pen   up and down for 8 to 10 times so that insulin mixes properly.

  • Now dial the prescribed dose of Insulin.
  • Now you are ready to take your insulin shot. Now I will tell you the correct method of taking insulin. We have to make sure that the insulin reaches the fatty  tissue beneath the skin. For this some sites in the body are better than others.
  • on Abdomen, 3 inches away from umbilicus
  • Outer thighs
  • Outer arms
  • Clean the site of insulin injection with spirit. Inject only after the spirit evaporates and surface is dry. The site of injection can also be cleaned with soap and water. Wait for surface to dry.
  • Hold the syringe or pen in such a way that you can inject with 90 degree angle.
  • Now insert the needle fully into the skin and by pressing the plunger or the dial of pen, push the  dose of insulin.
  • Wait for 5 seconds.
  • Now while keeping the plunger or dial pressed and take out the needle.
  • It is very important not to inject insulin at the same site daily. Insulin should be injected at different sites. The injection site should be rotated in such a way that there are few days interval between same sites.
  • So you now know how easy it is to inject insulin.
  • Now I will give you 4 tips, to make insulin shot, a  virtually painless experience.

        Tip 1 : keep the insulin in use, at room temperature since cold insulin is pains more

        Tip 2 : if cleaning with spirit wait till spirit is fully evaporated and the skin is dry

        Tip 3: do not prick through the hair roots.

        Tip 4 : use a new needle every time

  • If your pancreas is not producing sufficient amount of insulin, you can easily replace insulin with help pen devices or syringes.
  • Don’t be scarred of insulin. Insulin treatment is  now virtually painless and it helps you lead a better life with diabetes. In true sense, Insulin is the most  natural treatment of Diabetes, if our body is producing less insulin, then why not to replace it.
  • If your Doctor is suggesting you to go on  insulin , start today , it is for  your betterment.

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