Is it safe to reuse? How can I alleviate injection pain?
Everyone is no stranger to diabetes. You must also know that patients with diabetes usually need insulin treatment, especially those with diabetes. Only by providing insulin to the body can their survival be guaranteed. So how to choose insulin injectors, whether the injectors can be reused, and most importantly, how to reduce pain when injecting insulin?
First, insulin should be injected subcutaneously with a syringe marked with insulin units. Due to different manufacturers, the size of syringes is different, and the insulin unit marks on them are also different. There are 0.25 ml, 0.5 ml and 1 ml insulin syringes, and there are several types of needle lengths. When replacing needles with different lengths, blood glucose should be monitored in order to evaluate the changes in insulin absorption. Remember, do not share a syringe with others to avoid the risk of infection with blood borne virus infectious diseases. It is recommended to use the syringe once, because reuse cannot guarantee sterility. Especially for some individuals, patients with poor sanitary conditions, acute diseases, open wounds on their hands or poor resistance to infection should not use a syringe repeatedly. Some patients may think it is safe to reuse, so they must strictly disinfect the needles and syringes after each use before reuse.
How to alleviate injection pain
1. Insulin that has been opened and is in use can be stored at room temperature and injected at room temperature.
2. Make sure that there are no bubbles in the syringe before injection.
3. Do not use alcohol to clean the needle, to avoid removing the silicon on the surface of the needle and causing pain when threading the needle, or wait for injection 4. Inject the needle after the disinfection alcohol at the injection site is completely volatilized.
5. Replace the injection site. The muscles at the injection site should be relaxed and not tense. Avoid injecting at the part with induration and hair root.
6. The needle should be inserted quickly, and the needle angle should not be changed when inserting or pulling the needle.
7. Use a shorter and thinner special needle. Replace the needle after each injection. Do not reuse the needle after it becomes blunt.
Inject slowly and make sure that the piston of the syringe or the button of the insulin injection pen has been fully pushed in.
Finally, for the sake of personal health, remember not to share the same syringe with others, and try to use the syringe once and do not reuse it, which also provides a safety barrier for your own health.