Always check that the push button is fully depressed and the dose selector is set to zero. Hold the Novolin 70/30 InnoLet in front of you and dial the dose selector clockwise to set the required dose. Do not put your hand over the push button when dialing the dose. If the button is not allowed to rise freely, insulin will be pushed out of the needle. When setting your dose, you will hear a click for every single unit dialed. Do not rely on this clicking sound as a means of determining your dose. If you have set a wrong dose, simply dial the dose selector forward or backwards until the right number of units has been set. 50 units is the maximum dose.
In the past, it has been rare for any kind of psychological treatment alone to eliminate needle phobia, and it has almost never been helpful for those who experience the vasovagal (fainting) type of needle phobia (unless the psychotherapist has an unusual amount of knowledge about vasovagal needle phobia). For a many needle phobics, though, psychotherapy or hypnotherapy may be a necessary first step in eliminating needle phobia. Because discussions of needle procedures may cause some needle phobics to experience loss of consciousness with convulsions and potentially other serious medical problems, all psychotherapy or hypnotherapy should be done with great care. It is usually preferable that such treatment either be conducted directly by a psychiatrist (who is also a medical doctor) or in an environment where advanced medical treatment is rapidly available (such as by a psychotherapist or hypnotherapist whose office is in the same building as, and in very close proximity to, the offices of well-equipped medical doctors).