7. Clean the skin at the site of injection with an alcohol swab.
8. Invert the insulin ampoule and insert the tip of the needle into the insulin. Now pull the plunger back till the marking of your dose to suck in the required amount of insulin. Take care to avoid sucking in any air bubbles. If you can see air bubbles inside the syringe, discard the dose and repeat the procedure.
9. If any extra amount of insulin is sucked in, carefully discard the extra amount outside the bottle. Do NOT inject the insulin back into the bottle.
10. Pinch up an area ofthe skin and insert the needle at a right angle fully into the skin.
11. Release the plunger and push it all the way down to inject the insulin into your body. Release the pinched skin.
12. Pull the needle out and pat the area with the swab. Do not rub the site of injection.
13. Dispose off the needle after use.
Though the procedure seems fairly easy and becomes a routine after some practice, it should always be practised first in front ofthe doctor.