Vekkie's Diabetes Playground(16KB)

Last updated: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 07:05:11
It is now Wed, 18 Jul 2018 01:54:49

>

Draw air into syringe

Draw Air in the amount of the dose

Second Revision: Thursday, 02 April 2009; 06:45

Draw air into syringe

[cwj04-drawair.jpg] Draw air into the syringe

Draw air into the syringe

To keep pressure within the vial of insulin in a normal range, we inject air into the vial before withdrawing the insulin from it. Typically, we are expected to inject the same amount of air as we would withdraw insulin.

In my peculiar way, I inject slightly more air than I intend to withdraw insulin. It's really only a tiny bit more air - a couple of hundredths of a cubic centimeter. Perhaps this is superstitious behavior on my part, but I believe it helps me avoid drawing air bubbles into the syringe along with the insulin.

The next step is to inject the air into the vial.

Vekkie Says!

Check all information with your vet!

valid css!
Valid XHTML 1.0!

Back to top

Reflecting Stars
INSULIN INJECTIONS. Injection time is sacrosanct time. Double-check your dose. When in doubt, check with your veterinarian. Dispose of hazardous waste safely. Insulin is extremely powerful stuff, and your dog or cat depends on you to pay attention when you inject.
All material on this site except where noted is
Copyright © 1995-2014 by Carol Whitney. All rights reserved.
For reprint permissions, send email in plain text only, to Carol Whitney