When taking your blood sugar, clean your fingertip with an alcohol swab/pad
Then make sure to prick yourself on the sides of your fingers. If you do it on the tips it hurts more!
Before administering your insulin be sure to always clean your pen before inserting a new needle, and always use a new needle for each injection
Prime your pen with 2 units to ensure there are no air bubbles. Then after you eject the insulin you can then turn the dial to the correct amount of insulin to be injected
Then insert the needle into your skin, pick a fatty area instead of a muscle area. Press the pen down until it is 0 so the insulin is properly adminstered. Leave the needle in skin for at least 6 seconds before pulling out
Make sure not to recap, so you don't have a needle-stick injury. Throw away used needle into a sharps container and store at room temperature away from direct sunlight.
If you're low after you take your blood sugar you'll want to count out how many carbs you should eat to make up for. Also relax your body so you don't become too fatigued.
Some snack ideas can be fruit and nut yogurt or tortilla chips and salsa!
Keep skin clean and dry
Avoid hot baths and showers. Use a moisturizing soap and plain moisturizing lotion.
Treat cuts with mild soap and water. Use an antibiotic cream if allowed by your doctor.
Notify your doctor for any major burn/injury and treat it right away!
Check your lower legs and feet daily for any cuts and sores. Don't wear tight shoes, this may lead to an increased risk for sores and other cuts. Wear the appropriate shoe size!