What do you do if your insulin pen doesn't work?

If insulin still doesn't come out, dial to 2 units and press the injection button once again. If insulin still doesn't come out, put the outer needle cap back on the needle. Twist the needle off the insulin pen and put it in the sharps container. Put a new needle on the insulin pen and repeat steps 8 to 14.

How do you fix an insulin pen?

How do I know if my insulin pen is working?

You should see a drop of insulin on the tip of the pen. If you do not see a drop, change the needle and repeat this step. If you do not see a drop after you repeat this step 3 times, use a new pen. Select the correct dose on the pen.

Why is my Lantus pen not working?

If still no insulin comes out, the needle may be blocked. Change the needle and try again. If no insulin comes out after changing the needle, the Lantus® SoloSTAR® pen may be damaged and should not be used. After the air shot, check to make sure that the dose window shows zero.

Should insulin pens be refrigerated?

Keep an insulin pen refrigerated until you open it; after that, you can store it at room temperature. Ask your doctor if your particular insulin has a shorter or longer lifespan. Some insulins must be used in as little as 10 days. If you suspect your insulin was ever frozen, you should not use it.

Why are my insulin needles bending?

Injecting into a muscle causes the insulin to work much faster. Today's needles are so thin (and therefore painless) that if you aren't injecting straight in, you could potentially bend the needle. If the needle is bent, you may not get all of the insulin that is being injected.

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