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Self-improvement: How Can I Motivate Myself To Work Hard?

Self-improvement: How Can I Motivate Myself To Work Hard?

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Novolog® Flexpen® Demo Video

Novolog® Flexpen® Demo Video

Do not share your NovoLog® FlexPen®, NovoLog® FlexTouch®, PenFill® cartridge or PenFill® cartridge compatible insulin delivery device with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them. Who should not take NovoLog®? Do not take NovoLog® if: your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients. How should I take NovoLog®? Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed. NovoLog® is fast-acting. Eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after taking it. Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to. Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them. Do not reuse or share your needles with other people. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them. Do not share your NovoLog® FlexPen®, NovoLog® FlexTouch®, PenFill® cartridge or PenFill® cartridge compatible insulin delivery device with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them. Who should not take NovoLog®? Do not take NovoLog® if: your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Before taking NovoLog®, tell your health care provider about all your medical conditions including, if you are: pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. taking new prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including supplements. Talk to your health care provider about how to manage low blood sugar. How should I take NovoLog®? Read the Instructions for Use and ta Continue reading >>

Using Novolog® Flexpen®

Using Novolog® Flexpen®

Here is a quick guide to NovoLog® dosing using NovoLog® FlexPen®. Please read the full Instructions For Use that came with your FlexPen® carefully before using it. To see FlexPen® in action, watch the video below. FlexPen® Demo Video (7:05 min) This video shows you how to use your NovoLog® FlexPen®. NovoLog® FlexPen® should not be used by people who are blind or have severe visual problems without the help of a person who has good eyesight and who is trained to use NovoLog® FlexPen® the right way. Wash your hands. Check the label to make sure that you are using the right type of insulin. This is especially important if you take more than 1 type of insulin Pull off the pen cap. Wipe the rubber stopper with an alcohol swab Remove the protective tab from the needle and screw it onto your FlexPen® tightly. It is important that the needle is placed on straight Never place a disposable needle on your FlexPen® until you are ready to take your injection Pull off the big outer needle cap and then pull off the inner needle cap. Throw away the inner needle cap right away Always use a new needle for each injection Be careful not to bend or damage the needle before use To reduce the risk of needle stick, never put the inner needle cap back on the needle Small amounts of air may collect in the cartridge during normal use. To avoid injecting air and ensure proper dosing: Turn the dose selector to 2 units Hold your FlexPen® with the needle pointing up, and tap the cartridge gently a few times, which moves the air bubbles to the top Press the push-button all the way in until the dose selector is back to 0. A drop of insulin should appear at the tip of the needle If no drop appears, change the needle and repeat. If you still do not see a drop of insulin after 6 tries, do n Continue reading >>

Novolog® Instructions For Use

Novolog® Instructions For Use

NovoLog® (insulin aspart injection) 100 U/mL is an insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and children with diabetes mellitus. Contraindications NovoLog® is contraindicated during episodes of hypoglycemia and in patients hypersensitive to NovoLog® or one of its excipients. Never Share a NovoLog® FlexPen, NovoLog® FlexTouch®, PenFill® Cartridge, or PenFill® Cartridge Device Between Patients, even if the needle is changed. Patients using NovoLog® vials must never share needles or syringes with another person. Sharing poses a risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens. Changes in insulin strength, manufacturer, type, or method of administration may affect glycemic control and predispose to hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia. These changes should be made cautiously under close medical supervision and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring should be increased. Hypoglycemia is the most common adverse effect of insulin therapy. The timing of hypoglycemia may reflect the time-action profile of the insulin formulation. Glucose monitoring is recommended for all patients with diabetes and is particularly important for patients using external pump infusion therapy. To avoid medication errors and accidental mix-ups between NovoLog® and other insulin products, instruct patients to always check the insulin label before injection. Severe, life-threatening, generalized allergy, including anaphylaxis, may occur with insulin products, including NovoLog®. As with all insulins, NovoLog® use can lead to life-threatening hypokalemia, which then may cause respiratory paralysis, ventricular arrhythmia, and death. Monitor potassium levels in patients at risk for hypokalemia and treat if indicated. Fluid retention and heart failure can occur with concomitant Continue reading >>

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