Steps for preparing a mixed dose of insulin

Rolling the bottles gently

Illustration of rolling an insulin vial between the hands
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Step 1. Roll the insulin bottles (vials) gently between your hands. Roll the cloudy insulin bottle until all the white powder has dissolved.

Rolling the bottle warms 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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