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How to give an insulin injection into the belly

Clean the injection site on the belly.

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slide 1 of 4, Clean the injection site on the belly.,

If you use alcohol to clean the skin, let it dry.

Pinch the skin.

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slide 2 of 4, Pinch the skin.,

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

Insert the needle.

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slide 3 of 4, Insert the needle.,

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

Push the plunger in.

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slide 4 of 4, Push the plunger in.,

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

Current as of: October 2, 2023

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