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Insulin With Novopen 3
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  • 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.
  • Novopen is A device which has made Insulin therapy simple,easy to carry and painless.It has simplified Insulin replacement.
  • 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.
  • If you are using novopen then make sure you have loaded the correct penfill.
  • If penfill is milky then move the pen, up and down for 8 to 10 times so that insulin mixes properly.
  • To dial insulin dose from Novopen, rotate the dial of Novopen.
  • You can take Insulin dose ranging from 1 to 70 units with Novopen.
  • If you want to take 20 Units then Dial 20 ,
  • But if by mistake you have dialed  24 units
  • Then pull the two portions of pen and press the injecting button
  • The reading will come back set the correct dose again.
  • 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 Novopen  in such a way that you can inject with 90 degree angle.
  • Now insert the needle fully into the skin
  • And press the dial , insulin is delivered and dial comes back to zero..
  • Wait for 5 seconds more.
  • Now while keeping pressure on dial of Novopen ,  take out the needle.
  • 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.
  • So you see how easy, it is to inject insulin.
  • Once the penfill is loaded, it should  not be taken out till it becomes empty.
  • As insulin is consumed, the brown rubber of penfill is pushed up and once the full 300 units is consumed the brown portion of the penfill reaches the end  of the penfill.
  • If only 10 units is remaining in the Novopen and your dose is 30 units,
  • Then it is possible to dial  till 30 units
  • But on injecting only 10 units will go and the dial will stop at 20 units.
  • This remaining 20 units will have to be taken from a new penfill.
  • If only 10 units is remaining in the novopen and your dose is 30 unit then the dose can be dialed till 30 units but only 10 units will be delivered on injection and the dial will stop at 20 units. The remaining 20 units will have to be taken from a new penfill.
  • To change penfill, first take out the old penfill. For this rotate the cartridge holder and separate it from the body of pen and remove the empty penfill.
  • A black colored shaft protrudes out of the body of the pen. To return this to its original position,
  • Rotate the black knob at base of body, slowly in a anticlock wise direction 
  • So that the full shaft returns back in the body of novopen.
  • Do not try to push the shaft since in this case the shaft may break.
  • Place the new penfill into the cartridge holder
  • And assemble it to the body of pen.
  • Now attach a new needle and prime the pen.
  • Novopen is now again ready with a new penfill.
  • 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 beta cells are  producing less insulin then  you can easily replace the required amount of  insulin  with Novopen
  • 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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