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If you have
gestational diabetes and you have not been able to
keep your blood sugar levels within a target range, you may need
or certified diabetes educator (CDE) will help you learn to prepare and give yourself insulin shots. Here are some
simple steps to help you learn how to do it.
To get ready to give an insulin shot,
follow these steps:
Your preparation will depend on
whether you are giving one type of insulin or mixing two types of
If you are using an insulin pen, follow the manufacturer's instructions for attaching the needle, priming the pen, and setting the dose.
Before giving your shot, take the
time you need to do the following:
Follow the steps for giving
an insulin shot in the arm.
Follow the steps provided by the pen manufacturer for giving an insulin injection with a reusable insulin pen.
After giving your
To help you be safe and successful in giving your
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofMay 23, 2016
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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