Clean the site. If you use alcohol to clean the skin, let it
Pinching the 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
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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
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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.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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