Safe and Effective Insulin Injection Techniques

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Quiz: Do You Understand Safe and Effective Insulin Injection Techniques?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Never use the same needle more than twice for an insulin injection.

Explanation:
It’s very important that you use a new needle each time that you’re going to do an injection and prime your pen.
2

Lipohypertrophy is the accumulation of fat and scar tissue at an injection site.

Explanation:
If you repeatedly inject insulin in the same location on your body, fat and scar tissue can accumulate (lipohypertrophy).
3

Rotating within your sites is a good way to prevent lipohypertrophy.

Explanation:
To prevent lipohypertrophy, always rotate your sites and rotate within your sites.
4

If you do have lipohypertrophy, using that site again right away can help break up scar tissue.

Explanation:
If you do have lipohypertrophy, ensure it’s resolved before you start to use that site again.
5

You should slide in your insulin injection rather than jamming it in.

Explanation:
Instead of jamming in your insulin injection, think about sliding it in as you would into butter.

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