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Lori Berard, RN, CDE, Diabetes Educator: Safe and Effective Insulin Injection Technique
Before you give your insulin injection, the first thing that you should do is gather your supplies and wash your hands. The next step is preparing your insulin pen for injection. It’s very important that you use a new needle each time that you’re going to do an injection, and also it’s really important that you prime your pen.
So typically, we prime the pen with two units, but some manufacturers recommend three. Know what your pen recommends for a priming dose. What you do is you take off the outer cap of the pen needle. After you’ve screwed it on, you take off the outer cap, you take off the inner cap.
Lori Berard, RN, CDE, Diabetes Educator : Diabetes, SGLT2's and Related Cardiovascular Outcome Trials:
It’s really important for people to understand how an SGLT2 inhibitor works. SGLT2 transporters pick up glucose from the urine and bring it back into the body. Unfortunately, when you live with diabetes there’s an up regulation and you store more glucose than you need
Lori Berard, RN, CDE, Diabetes Educator Starting Insulin Therapy
First of all, needing insulin to manage your type 2 diabetes is not a failure. Think of using insulin as topping up the tank. When you have type 2 diabetes, one of the things that happens in your body is you don’t make enough insulin. So at some point in your journey with diabetes, you might need to top up the tank of your own insulin to be able to properly control your blood sugars.