Diabetes Knowledge

Injection procedure

Step by step

Before injection

Wash hands with soap and water.

Wash hands with soap and water.

Note: mix cloudy insulin (NPH or mixed insulin). Roll and swivel the pen 10 times before each injection, according to the instructions of your healthcare professional and the instructions of the insulin manufacturer.

Note: mix cloudy insulin (NPH or mixed insulin). Roll and swivel the pen 10 times before each injection, according to the instructions of your healthcare professional and the instructions of the insulin manufacturer.

During injection

Remove the protective foil.

Remove the protective foil.

Important: Do not click or screw on the pen needle at an angle.

Important
Do not click or screw on the pen needle at an angle.

mylife Penfine Classic – screw pen needle onto pen with outer pen needle protective  cap until it engages.

mylife Penfine Classic – screw pen needle onto pen with outer pen needle protective cap until it engages.

mylife Penfine Classic – screw pen needle onto pen with outer pen needle protective  cap until it engages.

mylife Clickfine – Click on pen needle and press it straight down – firm seating is ensured through an audible click.

mylife Penfine Classic – screw pen needle onto pen with outer pen needle protective  cap until it engages.

Tip for mylife Clickfine: Place the pen needle vertically on a table and click the pen onto it from above.

Remove the outer protective cap  of the pen needle in upward direction  and save the cap.

Remove the outer protective cap of the pen needle in upward direction and save the cap.

Remove the inner protective cap.

Remove the inner protective cap of the pen needle in upward direction and save the cap.

Check whether the injection pen is ready for injecting before every injection according to the instructions for use of the injection pen (priming).

Check whether the injection pen is ready for injecting before every injection according to the instructions for use of the injection pen (priming).

Set the correct dose. Place pen needle on suitable injection site.

Set the correct dose. Place pen needle on suitable injection site.

Slowly inject the insulin according to the instructions of your healtcare professional: to do this, press dosage button.

Slowly inject the insulin according to the instructions of your healtcare professional: to do this, press dosage button.

Allow the pen needle to remain in the fatty tissue (count to 10 slowly).

Allow the pen needle to remain in the fatty tissue (count to 10 slowly).

Carefully secure pen needle with the outer protective cap (only for self-injection).

Carefully secure pen needle with the outer protective cap (only for self-injection).

Screw off pen needle.

Screw off pen needle.

Safely dispose of the used pen needle.

Safely dispose of the used pen needle.