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Your doctor may have recommended that you start insulin. Or you may already be using insulin.
Insulin is prescribed for diabetes in situations when the body's own insulin levels are running low. This happens in Type 1 Diabetes from diagnosis, and in Type 2 Diabetes after several years.
Insulin is also used to treat diabetes during pregnancy as it is safe and effective.
Watch a video on how to inject insulin from a vial or insulin pen:
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Download the steps for future reference here:
How to draw and inject insulin from a vial
How to draw and inject a mixture of two insulins from vials
How to use an insulin pen
(Credit: Health Hub National Diabetes Reference Materials which can be assessed here)
You can minimize the pain of injection with
insulin which is at room temperature
Use a new
needle with each injection. Re-using old needles will make it more
your healthcare team on the right needle length for you
Push in the needle quickly when injecting
How to avoid lumps
Lumps can form under your skin if you inject
repeatedly at the same spot. To avoid this, rotate injection spots
Feel the area you have chosen for
injection for lumps before injecting. If there are lumps, pick another
To avoid the situation of
running out of insulin, contact your healthcare team for a refill
prescription at least 2 weeks before you run out.