Insulin Aspart is usually given immediately or 15 minutes before a meal as an injection into the fatty tissue under the skin. Do not forget to eat after injecting Insulin Aspart. If you need to, you can inject immediately or very soon after a meal. Use the injection technique as advised by your doctor or nurse and as described in the manual. Ensure that your insulin appears clear and colourless before use. Do not use if it appears cloudy, grainy or if particles are seen in the vial. (unless you are using Novomix 30® which is a white suspension that requires you to resuspend it i.e. roll the insulin pen in between your palms before use). Do not stop your insulin without checking with your doctors.
How to select an injection site
How to inject insulin
(Designed to be used with Novo Nordisk insulin delivery devices such as NovoPen®)
If you miss a dose, inject the next dose at the usual time. Do not inject two doses to make up for a missed dose.
If you forget to inject your insulin, your blood sugar may get too high (hyperglycemia). Check your blood sugar with a home blood sugar meter (glucometer). When your blood sugar is high for too long, you may experience increased urination, feeling thirsty, feeling sick (nausea or vomiting), feeling drowsy or tired, abdominal pain, flushed face and a fruity (acetone) smell of the breath. These may be signs of a very serious condition called diabetic ketoacidosis where there is a build-up of acid in the blood because the body is breaking down fat instead of sugar. Please see the doctor immediately if you have the above symptoms.
If you take more than the instructed dose, please get medical advice immediately.
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