Why and How to Prime Your Insulin Pen?
Priming an insulin pen step by step: 1. Screw the disposable needle onto the pen. 2. Pull off the outer cap and inner cap of the needle. 3. Select 2 units of insulin with the dose knob. Keep reading!
A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Insulin Pens for Injections
There are 3 ways to take insulin: injectable pens, syringes, and pumps. Insulin pens are the most prescribed ones. But how to use an insulin pen correctly and avoid painful injections?
A Beginners Guide to Basal and Bolus Insulin
The two main types of insulin are basal and bolus. While basal insulin acts as a slow background insulin, injecting bolus insulin helps control after-meal blood sugar.
How to Convert Insulin Units to mL?
The insulin concentration (U-40, U-100, U-500) indicates the number of insulin units in one milliliter of fluid. There are 100 units of insulin in 1 mL of U-100 insulin.
Clear vs Cloudy Insulin: Why it matters!
There are over 20 types of insulin that come as solutions (clear insulin) or suspensions (cloudy insulin). While some insulins are cloudy, cloudiness may be a sign clear insulin has gone bad.
Does Insulin Need to be Refrigerated? How to Store it Properly?
Insulin must be refrigerated between 36°F and 46°F (2°C and 8°C) when not in use and kept at room temperature once open or left out of the fridge. Learn everything about insulin storage here!
How to Mix Two Insulins into the Same Syringe?
How to mix clear regular insulin with cloudy NPH intermediate insulin in the same syringe? What insulins can be mixed and what cannot?
How To Store Your Dog's & Cat's Insulin?
All veterinary insulins, including Vetsulin, Prozinc, and Caninsulin, must be refrigerated. Learn the optimal storage conditions for your dog's and cat's insulin.
How You Should Store Your Lantus Pens & Vials at Home
Refrigeration and adequate storage guarantee Lantus insulin stays fully effective. Learn how to refrigerate, store, and keep your Lantus pens or vials at home.
Does insulin expire? How long is it good for?
Insulin has two expiration dates: the official one and the one after opening. Learn here how to know when your insulin expires and what to do about expired insulin.
How Do I Keep My Insulin Cold on a Plane: TSA-Approved Coolers from 4AllFamily
If you're like most people with diabetes, you'll be traveling with insulin at some point. And if you're flying, you'll need to make sure your insulin is kept cold. That's...
How to Exercise Safely When it’s Hot and You Have Diabetes
Exercise is amazing for anyone living with diabetes, so I highly encourage you to get out there and move your body, even if the days are hot.