How to inject insulin pen?

Injecting insulin with an insulin pen:

  • Using the hand you write with, wrap your fingers around the insulin pen, keeping your thumb free to push down on the knob.
  • Insert the needle with a quick motion into the skin at a 90-degree angle.
  • Slowly push the knob of the pen all the way in to deliver your full dose.
  • You may bleed at the spot of the injection.

How to give an insulin injection with an insulin pen? Inject the insulin using the “5-P” method below. Gently clean your skin with an alcohol swab at the site selected for injection. Pinch your skin gently at the site selected for injection. Pierce the site with the pen. Push the plunger button on the pen all the way down until the plunger meets the pen.

How do I prepare my insulin injection?

How to inject insulin

  • Get ready. Remove insulin from the refrigerator 30 minutes before injection.
  • Prepare your dose. Uncover the insulin.
  • Administer the injection. Choose an injection site.
  • Dispose of the syringe. After injecting your insulin, you should put the used syringe in a sharps disposal container.

How should I inject myself with insulin?

How to inject insulin

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water. Be sure to wash the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your fingernails.
  • Hold the syringe upright (with the needle on top) and pull the plunger down until the tip of the plunger reaches the measurement equal to the dose you
  • Remove the caps from the insulin vial and needle.
  • Where do you inject the insulin? You can inject insulin into your abdomen, upper arm, buttocks, hip, and the front or side of the thigh. Do not inject insulin into areas where you have a wound or bruising. Use a different area within the site each time you inject insulin.