Priming an insulin pen

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!
December 29, 2022
How to use an insulin pen

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?
December 23, 2022
Basal vs bolus insulin

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.
December 16, 2022
Insulin units to ml conversion

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.
December 16, 2022
Clear vs cloudy 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.
December 15, 2022
Does insulin need to be refrigerated

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!
December 14, 2022
Mixing two insulins in one syringe

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? 
December 12, 2022
Diabetic dog insulin therapy

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.
December 01, 2022
Lantus insulin pen injection

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.
December 01, 2022
Expired pen of insulin

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.
November 25, 2022
How Do I Keep My Insulin Cold on a Plane: TSA-Approved Coolers from 4AllFamily

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...
October 16, 2022
Exercising with diabetes when it's hot outside

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.
September 30, 2022