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How to inject insulin

Prime the pen before every injection to ensure the insulin is being delivered

Inject the insulin


Make sure you change the needle every day and put each injection in a different part of your stomach, as your nurse or doctor showed you.

On the next page: What are the alternatives to insulin for type 2 diabetes?

Written by Christchurch Diabetes Centre. Adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by clinical director, Diabetes Services, Canterbury DHB. Page created August 2015


See also:

Safe sharps disposal

Page reference: 178602

Review key: HIDIA-21832