• Wash your hands.
  • Pick up the bottle and turn it upside down.
  • Roll the bottle gently between your hands to mix the insulin.
  • Set the bottle back on the table.
  • Wipe the top of the bottle with alcohol.
  • Remove the caps from the top and bottom of the syringe.
  • Pull the plunger down to the correct unit mark for your insulin dose as ordered.
  • Leave the bottle on the table.
  • Insert the needle into the bottle.
  • Push the plunger down to inject air into the bottle.
  • Leave the needle in the bottle.
  • Turn the bottle upside down with the needle in it.
  • Hold the bottle at eye level.
  • Pull the plunger down to the correct unit mark for your insulin dose.
  • Look for air bubbles in the syringe.
  • If you see air bubbles in the syringe, push the insulin back into the bottle and repeat steps 14 and 15.
  • Check that the dose is correct.
  • Pull the bottle away from the needle.
  • Set the bottle on the table.
  • Set down the syringe. Do not let the needle touch anything.
  • Pinch or spread the skin for the injection site.
  • Wipe the area with alcohol. Let the alcohol dry.
  • Pick up the syringe. Hold it like a dart.
  • Insert the needle straight into the skin at a 90-degree angle. Make sure the needle is in all the way through the skin.
  • Push down the plunger to inject the insulin. Count to five.
  • Pull out the needle while applying pressure to the area with an alcohol swab.
  • Discard the needle and syringe as advised. 

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