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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
Current as of July 11, 2013

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: July 11, 2013
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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