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Giving an insulin injection into the belly

Cleaning the injection site

Cleaning the injection site and letting the skin dry
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slide 1 of 4, Cleaning the injection site,

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

Pinching the skin

Pinching a fold of skin
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slide 2 of 4, Pinching the skin,

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

Inserting the needle

Inserting the needle into the pinched-up area of skin
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slide 3 of 4, Inserting the needle,

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

Pushing the plunger in

Pushing the plunger of the syringe all the way in
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slide 4 of 4, Pushing the plunger in,

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

Current as of: December 20, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine

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