HOW TO TAKE FIASP®
Fiasp® can be taken at the start of a meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal, whereas NovoLog® (insulin aspart) injection 100 U/mL must be taken 5 to 10 minutes before a meal. This range gives you flexibility when taking your mealtime insulin. Talk with your health care provider to find the appropriate time to take Fiasp® based on your individual needs and goals.
Fiasp® can be administered via insulin pens, a vial and syringe, or an insulin pump like the Omnipod DASH® System.a Your diabetes care team will help determine the right option for you.
aRefer to the insulin infusion pump user manual to see if Fiasp® can be used. Use in accordance with the insulin pump’s instructions for use.
bAfter dose counter has returned to 0, keep needle in skin for 6 seconds before the needle is removed. If you do not, you may not have received your full dose and you should check your blood sugar levels more often because you may need more insulin. You may or may not hear an audible click at end of dose.
Learn how to use the Fiasp® FlexTouch® pen
cPenFill® cartridges require a prescription and are sold separately.
If you use an insulin pump, it’s a good idea to have a backup source for insulin. Ask your diabetes care team if Fiasp® FlexTouch® or NovoPen Echo® could be a good option for you.
Refer to the insulin infusion pump user manual to see if Fiasp® can be used. Use in accordance with the insulin pump’s instructions for use.
STORAGE AND TRAVEL
e3-mL PenFill® cartridge is available for NovoPen Echo®.
fPenFill® cartridges in use (opened) must NOT be stored in the refrigerator.
gIn-use vials (opened) may be stored in the refrigerator (36°F to 46°F).
Bring extra supplies with you in case you are delayed, lose something, or decide to extend your trip.
Your insulin must be kept at room temperature (below 86°F), so be sure not to store it in places like the trunk or glove box of a car or checked baggage on a flight where the temperature may get too hot or cold.
Keep on hand
If you are flying, make sure that you take your insulin and other diabetes medicines with you in your carry-on bag. Checked luggage could get lost or delayed! The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) allows you to bring diabetes supplies in your carry‑on.
It is a good idea to let TSA agents know before the security screening process begins that you have diabetes and are carrying supplies. You can continue to wear your insulin pump while going through a common airport metal detector as it will not harm the device or trigger an alarm. However, you should not send your pump device through an X-ray machine.
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