Simple and comfortable —
with this needle
I have everything well in hand.

mylife Optifine

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 too short Use a longer pen needle.
Pen needle removed too quickly after injecting (incomplete insulin delivery) Inject slowly and do not remove the pen needle immediately (count to 10).
Injected too quickly, insulin could not be distributed correctly

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. Inject slowly and do not remove the pen needle immediately (count to 10).
Pen needle removed too quickly after injecting (incomplete insulin delivery) Tip the pen gently back and forth a number of times before each injection.
Incomplete mixing of insulin in the ampoule (only relevant for cloudy insulin) Use a new pen needle.
Unable to press down the dose button on the pen Rubber membrane of the ampoule not pierced Use a new pen needle.
Pen needle too loose Ensure clicked on properly.
Pen needle blocked Use a new pen needle.