Read the Instructions for Use that come with your Lyumjev. Be sure to take your Lyumjev and check your blood sugar levels exactly as your doctor tells you to. Your doctor may tell you to change your dose because of illness, increased stress, or changes in your weight, diet, or physical activity level. He or she may also tell you to change the amount or time of your dose because of other medicines or different types of insulin you take.
Before injecting your Lyumjev
You can inject your insulin dose yourself, or you can have a trained caregiver inject it for you. Make sure you or your caregiver:
- Check the insulin label before each injection. This will help you make sure that you are taking the correct insulin.
- Use a new needle for each injection. You can get a serious infection or the wrong dose of insulin if you reuse needles.
- Change (rotate) where you inject your insulin with each dose. This can reduce your chance of getting pits, lumps, or thickened skin where you inject your insulin. Do not inject your insulin into the exact same spot or where the skin has pits or lumps. Avoid injecting into thickened, tender, bruised, scaly, hard, scarred, or damaged skin.
When you are ready to inject
- Inject Lyumjev under your skin at the beginning of a meal or within 20 minutes after you start eating a meal.
Staying safe while taking your Lyumjev
To stay safe while taking your insulin, be sure to never inject Lyumjev U-200 in your vein or with an insulin pump. Also be sure not to:
- mix Lyumjev with other insulins or liquids
- drive or use heavy machinery until you know how your Lyumjev affects you.
- drink alcohol or use other medicines that contain alcohol when taking your Lyumjev.