More diabetics are using alternate ways to administer insulin. The original syringe is not the instrument of choice anymore. Insulin pens are compact and easy to use. They look like writing pens with ink cartridges. The difference is that instead of the ink cartridge, you’re using insulin instead. These instruments can be discarded after use.
The insulin pen is used with a tiny needle that is at the end of the pen. You can choose your insulin dosage by using a dial that is on the instrument. The insulin is administered when you activate a plunger that is on the pen. Using the right pen needle is crucial for insulin administration.
The Becton Dickinson (BD) Company uses three types of pen needles:
The BD Ultra-Fine III Mini Pen Needle is the shortest one that can be used. This pen needle can be used by adults and children alike. You can administer insulin without having to pinch your skin prior to injection. However, it is recommended that you consult with your physician prior to using this pen needle in your insulin pen.
The BD Ultra Fine III Short Pen Needle is thin. It’s also the most popular of the three pen needles used. Most people that use this one obtain effective administration of insulin to their body. Because this pen needle is thin, it may not be effective if you are overweight or obese. If you are in either category, you should consult with your physician prior to using this pen needle.
The BD Ultra Fine Original Pen Needle is wide. This pen needle is good for those who take bigger doses of insulin. It is also good for those who have problems moving around. With the wider width of the needle, there is an easy to administering the insulin into your body.
It is not advisable to reuse needles after initial administration. The pen needles can easily break due to the fact that they are thinner in size. They are also more fragile. If used again, the needle’s tip can be damaged and you may cause injury to your skin.
BD Pen Needles can be used in the following brands of insulin pens: NovoPen, NovoPen Junior, Innovo, FlexPen, Levemir FlexPen, InnoLet, NovoLet and InDuo. They also can be used on brand insulin pens: OptiClik for Lantus and Apidra. The pen needles are available at stores or pharmacy in your area. The cost for these pen needles vary in each store.
With these BD Pen Needles, you should be able to feel a difference when administering insulin in your body. The modern technology the company uses provides comfort while injecting. It also provides for a safe and smooth injection of insulin in your body.
You can choose from three different kinds of pen needles to suit you. Whichever one you choose, all of the BD Pen Needles are reliable, non-toxic and are free of latex. You can be assured of the finest quality and lubrication. This can help you not to have a frustrating experience while you’re administering insulin in your body.