How to inject with NovoTwist®

 
 
Attach and remove your NovoTwist® needle with one, swift ‘just twist’ technique. The needle snaps in place with a click you can hear so that you can be confident it is attached correctly.

Remove paper tab

Step 1:

Take a new needle and tear off the paper tab 

Push needle onto the pen

Step 2:

Push the needle straight onto the pen 

Twist needle on

Step 3:

Turn until it is on tight

Remove outer cap

Step 4:

Pull off the blue outer needle cap and keep it for later

Remove inner cap

Step 5:

To reveal the needle pull off the clear inner needle cap and throw it away 

Inject insulin

Step 6:

Inject by following the Instructions for Use that comes with your insulin pen

Replace outer cap

Step 7:

Replace the blue outer needle cap 

Twist to remove cap

Step 8:

Twist to remove the needle from the pen and dispose of your needle safely

Inject into the right part of the skin

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The medicine has to be injected into the fatty layer of the skin called the subcutaneous layer

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NovoTwist® comes in 8 mm and 5 mm lengths

  

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The length of the needle could influence which injection technique you should use to ensure your medicine is correctly injected

  

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Shorter needles such as NovoTwist® 5 mm, can be used regardless of BMI and reduces the risk of painful injections into muscle

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Your doctor or nurse will be able to tell you which technique is best for you

Always use a new needle

Remember that pen needles are sterile products designed for single use only

Reusing a needle could:

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damage the needle tip and protective coating, making injections more painful and causing bleeding or bruising

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result in blockage, making it more difficult to deliver your medicine during the next injection

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increase the risk of breakage, which can damage your skin
 

 

 

Correct needle disposal

To reduce the risk of injury to others, pen needles should be disposed of in a puncture-resistant container, such as a “sharps container”, according to local regulations. Check local recommendations for discarding medical waste.


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