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Avoiding problems

ProblemPossible causeRecommended action
Painful injection Re-using the pen needle several times Change the pen needle after every injection
Injecting into a muscle Make a skin fold or use a shorter pen needle
Too superficial, hit a nerve in the skin Use a longer pen needle
Insulin leaks from the injection site Pen needle removed too quickly after injection (incomplete insulin release) Inject slowly and do not remove pen needle immediately (count to 10)
Injected too quickly, insulin incompletely distributed Inject slowly and do not remove the pen needle immediately (count to 10)
Insufficient insulin action Unsuitable injection site (lipohypertrophy, scar tissue, skin hardening) Avoid unsuitable sites
Pen needle removed too quickly following injecting (incomplete insulin release) Inject slowly and do not remove pen needle immediately (count to 10)
Insufficient blending of insulin in vial (only applies to mixed insulins) Gently tip/mix pen repeatedly before each injection
Pen needle clogged Use a new pen needle
Unable to press down the dose button on the pen Rubber membrane not completely punctured Use new pen needle, change pen needle following each injection
Pen needle too loose Check if needle attachment is secure
Pen needle clogged Use a new pen needle