Giving an Insulin Injection Into the Belly

Cleaning the injection site

Cleaning the injection site and letting the skin dry
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Clean the site. If you use alcohol to clean the skin, let it dry.

Pinching the skin

Pinching a fold of skin
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Slightly pinch a fold of skin between your fingers and thumb of one hand.

Inserting the needle

Inserting the needle into the pinched-up area of skin
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Push the needle all the way into the pinched-up area.

Pushing the plunger in

Pushing the plunger of the syringe all the way in
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Let go of the pinched-up area, and push the plunger of the syringe all the way in.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology

Current as ofDecember 7, 2017

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