Hi everyone, did you have a good week? I don’t want to take your health care providers place on teaching you about insulin but here are a few tips: Check the expiration date on the bottle or pen. Look at the insulin and make sure there are no solids or frosting on the bottle.
Never freeze insulin or keep it in places above 80 degrees such as the car or in sunlight. Gently roll the bottle between your palms to warm up cold insulin before injecting. Ask your pharmacist or health care provider if the insulin should be mixed. Measure the insulin carefully for the correct amount. (In health care settings, this is so important that two nurses check the dosage in the syringe and initial your medical record.)
Dispose of needles correctly. Check with your health care provider, diabetic educator, or trash company about proper disposal of these items.
One homemade hint is use laundry detergent bottles and label them. Most are insulin needle puncture proof. Search the web for other frugal, but appropriate ideas.
I hope this has helped you, see you next time. Geri
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