USING TRESIBA® FLEXTOUCH®

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Get to know Tresiba® FlexTouch® by watching an instructional video

For a free training session, please call 1‑877-246-8910 to talk to a Tresiba® FlexTouch® Pen Specialist from 9 AM to 6 PM (ET) Monday – Friday, excluding holidays.

Review the details by selecting a tab below for step-by-step instructions 

Checking insulin type


1. Check your insulin type

Read the label to check you have the right insulin. Make sure the insulin is clear and colorless.

Attaching a new needle to a Tresiba® FlexTouch® pen


2. Attach a new needle

Pull off the paper tab. Push and twist the needle on until it is tight. Pull off both needle caps.

Priming Tresiba® pen


3. Prime your pen

Turn the dose selector to select 2 units. Press and hold the dose button. Make sure a drop appears.

Selecting Tresiba® dose


4. Select your dose

Turn the dose selector to select the number of units you need to inject.

Giving Tresiba® injection


5. Give your injection

Insert the needle in the thigh, upper arm, or abdomen. Press and hold the dose button. After the dose counter reaches 0, slowly count to 6.a

Removing needle from Tresiba® FlexTouch® pen after injection


6. Remove the needle

Carefully remove the needle and place it in a sharps container. Replace the pen cap.

Checking insulin type


1. Check your insulin type

Read the label to check you have the right insulin. Make sure the insulin is clear and colorless.

Attaching a new needle to a Tresiba® FlexTouch® pen


2. Attach a new needle

Pull off the paper tab. Push and twist the needle on until it is tight. Pull off both needle caps.

Priming Tresiba® pen


3. Prime your pen

Turn the dose selector to select 2 units. Press and hold the dose button. Make sure a drop appears.

Selecting Tresiba® dose


4. Select your dose

Turn the dose selector to select the number of units you need to inject.

Giving Tresiba® injection


5. Give your injection

Insert the needle in the thigh, upper arm, or abdomen. Press and hold the dose button. After the dose counter reaches 0, slowly count to 6.a

Removing needle from Tresiba® FlexTouch® pen after injection


6. Remove the needle

Carefully remove the needle and place it in a sharps container. Replace the pen cap.

aPlease note that if a needle is removed before the 6-second count is completed after the dose counter returns to “0,” then underdosing may occur by as much as 20%, resulting in the need for increasing the frequency of checking blood sugar and possible additional insulin administration.

 

Where to inject

Areas on the body where Tresiba® can be injected
  • Tresiba® can be injected under the skin (subcutaneously) of your upper legs (thighs), upper arms, or stomach area (abdomen)
  • It’s important to change the injection site within your injection area each time you inject and not inject into the exact same spot each time
  • Rotating where you inject allows your body to absorb the insulin and can help to prevent skin changes such as thickening or pitting, known as lipodystrophy

Your health care provider can show you how to inject Tresiba® before you start taking it.

Needles are sold separately and may require a prescription in some states.
 

Traveling with insulin

Find information on how to store Tresiba® FlexTouch®, and get tips and a checklist to use when traveling with your pen.

See storage details 

Stay on top of your blood sugar

Download the Personal Progress Tracker and log your blood sugar numbers to share with your health care provider.

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