Patient was instructed on how to inject. Injecting at the proper depth is an important part of good injection technique. If injected too deep, the insulin could go into muscle, where it
Patient was instructed on how to inject. To pinch the skin properly squeeze a couple of inches of skin between the thumb and two fingers. Insert the needle. Hold the pinch so the needle does not go into the muscle. Push the plunger to inject the insulin. Release the grip on the skin fold. Remove the needle from the skin.
Patient was instructed on how to remove bubble from the syringe. Draw up the insulin slowly and steadily. When bubbles are forming in the syringe means that the drawing has been done too fast, so push the insulin back into the bottle and re-draw. Patient was told to do this many times as needed until the bubbles are gone.
Caregiver was instructed that blood sugar may be check at different times of the day to get an idea of how well your treatment program is working for you. Typical times to check are before breakfast, before lunch, before dinner, and before bedtime. Sometimes it is helpful to check blood glucose one or two hours after a meal to see the effect of food on your glucose levels. There are certain times when should check the blood sugar more often than usual: During periods of illness or stress, when is suspect that blood glucose is low or high. When there are changes made in the treatment program - such as a change in medication doses, meal plan or activity, when taking new medications.
Caregiver was instructed on injecting at the proper depth is an important part of good injection technique. Insulin be injected in the subcutaneous fat, which is the layer of fat just below the skin. If injected too deep, the insulin could go into muscle, where it's absorbed faster but might not last so long.
Caregiver was instructed that most people pinch up a fold of skin and insert the needle at aangle to the skin fold. To pinch the skin properly, follow these steps: Squeeze a couple of inches of skin between the thumb and two fingers, pulling the skin and fat away from the underlying muscle. (If use a 5 millimeter mini-pen needle to inject, you don't have to pinch up the skin when injecting at aangle; with this shorter needle, you don't have to worry about injecting into muscle.)" Insert the needle, Hold the pinch so the needle doesn't go into the muscle, Push the plunger, "release the grip on the skin fold. Remove the needle from the skin.
Caregiver was instructed that insulin is absorbed at different speeds depending on where are inject, so it's best to consistently use the same part of the body for each of the daily injections. For example, do not inject the lunch bolus dose in the abdomen on Monday and in the thigh on Tuesday. If you have picked the thigh for your evening injection, then continue to use the thigh for all of the evening injections.
Caregiver was instructed that most insulin enters the blood,