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Steps and Rotation of Injecting Insulin

Insulin is administered by injection into the subcutaneous tissue (located between the skin and muscle) where it is deposited, so that it absorbs slowly.
Steps to inject insulin
Examine the area where it is to be administered insulin. Do not use an area that has bumps, bruises, wounds or cracks.
Clean the area with a disinfectant and let dry. It is not necessary to disinfect the skin with alcohol, is more important good hygiene and hand washing.
Gently pinch the skin. Lift a fold of skin between thumb and forefinger.
Take the syringe or pen insulin.
Insert the entire needle into the skin at an angle of 45, when needles 8 mm long are used.
Tighten the plunger and inject all the insulin.
Release the pinch.
Count to 10 before removing the needle from the skin.
Do not rub the skin after removing the needle.
In children using needles 5 or 6 mm long, it is not necessary to pinch and you can insert the entire needle into the skin at an angle of 90 °.
In young children and to reduce the fear of injections
At the beginning of treatment of young children and to reduce the fear of injections may help to use a device called Insuflon. It is a catheter that is inserted into the subcutaneous tissue and allows you to manage insulin without clicking again. It has a maximum duration of 3 days.
Call your doctor or diabetes nurse immediately if:
The child has an allergic reaction to insulin.
It is not common, but anyone who takes insulin must be aware of the signs and symptoms of allergic reactions. To review this section in detail, it should read the information that comes in vials of insulin.
The child refuses to be administered insulin.
Omit or skip insulin injections can quickly cause a metabolic decomposition to any person with type 1 diabetes.
Injection zones
Arms: outer zone.
Thighs: upper and outer side
Abdomen: abdominal any area where there is fat is suitable for subcutaneous administration of insulin.
Buttocks: External upper zone.
In the case of arms and thighs, it should avoid injecting insulin near joints.
Rotation of the injection site
It is important to use different parts of the body whenever insulin is injected to prevent injuries in the subcutaneous tissue that may hinder the action of insulin.
It is recommended to design its own system for rotating the injection sites, which help change routinely zone. But surely the diabetes educator may suggest some routines.

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