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Steps for Preparing a Mixed Dose of Insulin

Rolling the bottles gently

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.

The order in which you mix the clear (short or rapid-acting) and cloudy (long-acting) insulin is important.

Do not shake an insulin bottle.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: November 14, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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