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Insulin With Syringe
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Below is the script used to prepare this animation, This gives important information on Insulin injection technique with BD syringe. 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 bolld 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 with the availability of ultrafine BD insulin syringes, taking insulin shot is less painful then an ant bite.

·          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.

·          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 BD Ultrafine syringe  whose cap is red and marked till 40 units and if using 100 U insulin then use  100 unit BD Ultrafine syringe,  whose cap is orange  and marked till 100 units.

       ·          There are 10 steps for injecting Insulin with BD ultrafine syringe and I will now tell each step one by one:

Step 1 means ,wash your hands and then clean the site of insulin prick with spirit or alcohol swab. Let the spirit evaporate, means skin area becomes dry.  If spirit is not available, clean the site of injection with soap and water. Do not use dettol or savlon.


Step 2 means mixing Insulin. Your insulin is cloudy or milky, roll the vial between your palms for 8 to 10 times.


Step 3 is cleaning the rubber of insulin vial with a spirit swab.


Step 4, draw air into the syringe at mark equal to  insulin dose.


Step 5 , inject this air into the vial at an angle of 90 degree


Step 6 means, turn the vial upside down and draw the required amount of insulin into the syringe. If air has entered the syringe, tap the upper part of syringe and push air out with help of plunger and recheck the insulin dose.


Step 7 step means select the site of injecting insulin

·          On Abdomen, 3 inches away from umbilicus.

·          Outer thighs

·          Outer arms

·          In the eighth step you are ready to inject insulin. Now I will tell you the correct way of injecting insulin.

·          Clean the site of insulin injection. Let the skin dry before injecting insulin.

·          Now hold syringe at 90 degree angle

·          and push the needle fully into the skin in one smooth movement  and press the plunger.

·          Wait for 5 seconds in this position

·          Now take out the needle while maintaining the pressure on the plunger.


Step 9: Step means clean the site of injection with spirit swab and do not massage prick site.


Step 10: step is the last step, clip off the needle and discard the syringe.


·          So you see how easy, it is to inject insulin.


·          Do remember not to inject at the same site daily. Keep rotating the site. If you have used one area , you should come to that point  again after a few more turns.


·          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  BD ultrafine syringe.

·          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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