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Place finger ready to inject

Place finger on plunger

Second Revision, Friday, 23 January 2009; 08:28

Place finger ready to inject

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Place your index finger on the plunger

Depending on the size of the syringe, and the size of dose, you might already have your index finger poised on top of the plunger, ready to press it. However, if you hadn't placed it there before, do so now, but do not slide the needle under the skin yet. It's easiest to inject without causing pain if your plunging finger is in place before you slide the needle under the skin.

Hold everything steady!

While placing your finger on the plunger, keep a steady hold on the fold of skin and on the syringe. Avoid wiggling the assembly!

Now all is ready to inject.

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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.
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