First ever guidelines for injecting insulin

Nov 07 2012, 10:47 IST
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SummaryThe guidelines are based on evidence-based recommendations by the Forum for Injection (FIT), India.

insulin in use (eg 100U vial with 100U insulin syringe)

During initial step of drawing insulin, air equivalent to the dose should be drawn up first and injected into the vial

If air bubbles are seen in the syringe, tap the barrel to bring them to the top and then remove bubbles by slowly pushing up plunger

If it is cloudy insulin, mix it by rolling between the palms 20 times till the solution is clear or mix uniformly, but do not shake

Syringes should ideally be used only once and never be reused

Dispose of syringes safely after use

The injection site should not be massaged

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