Steps for preparing a single dose of insulin

Rolling the bottle gently

Illustration of rolling an insulin vial between the hands
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Follow these steps when preparing an insulin shot with one type of insulin.

Step 1. Roll the insulin bottle (vial) gently between your hands. Roll a bottle of cloudy insulin until the white powder has dissolved.

Rolling the bottle will warm the insulin if you have been keeping the bottle in the refrigerator.

Important: Do not shake an insulin bottle.

Last Updated: October 3, 2008

Medical Review: Caroline S. Rhoads, MD - Internal Medicine & Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology & Metabolism

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