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How to inject insulin: a video

Together with BD, we’ve been sharing insulin injection tips in a series. In case you missed them, so far we’ve shared advice and tips about how to inject, where to inject, what to do with used needles, and the risks of injecting in the same place, with blunt needles (lipohypertrophy!).

Injection technique series

Here’s the series of articles, in case you missed any:

How to inject insulin

But sometimes the best way to be shown something is with a video – so that you can actually see what to do. Watch this video for details on exactly how to inject insulin.

Helpful tips for injecting insulin

A few helpful tips from the video:

  • Only use a needle once.
  • Rotate your injection sites each week.
  • Move your injection site down by a finger’s width each injection.
  • Inject straight in, not at an angle.
  • Press and hold the injection button for 10 seconds.
  • Throw away your needle in a special sharps container.

Do you have any questions about how to inject insulin? Ask us here!

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