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Giving an insulin injection

  • Insulin is injected into the subcutaneous layer (fat layer) just underneath the skin. This is done by pinching up the skin and injecting the syringe or pen on an angle. For pen insulin this should be a 90 degree angle and for syringes a 45 degree angle.

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    How to give an insulin injection using a pen device 

    Using insulin pens requires either the parent or child to attach the pen needle, prime the pen, give the injection and remove the pen needle. Whilst in hospital, the nurses will support you to learn how to do this

    How to use half unit reusable NovoPen Echo®- Quick Guide

    Watch the official instructions on how to use NovoPen Echo® reusable insulin pen

    NOTE - the video suggests counting to 6 after injecting your dose of insulin - please count to 10 after injecting your dose under the skin and hold down the black button down with your thumb as you are counting 

    PDF instruction printout on using the NovoPen Echo® re-usable insulin pen

    How to use half unit reusable JuniorSTAR®- Quick Guide

    Watch the official instructions on how to use the JuniorSTAR® reusable insulin pen


    How to give an insulin injection using a syringe device


    Last updated March 2023