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Insuline Pen x 1

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$145.00
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Product Description

Insulin Pens and Pen Needles

 

Often the size and shape of a large marker, insulin pens carry insulin in a self-contained cartridge. They are easy to use and growing in popularity.

Some users use insulin pens for all their injections, while others carry them when they are "on the go" and rely on less-expensive and more versatile syringes when they are:

  • mixing different insulins
  • taking an insulin that is not available in a pen
  • at home

Insulin pens are used with pen needles that are sold separately. A new pen needle should be used each time you inject.

Insulin Pen Types

While there are a number of different brands and models available, most insulin pens fall into one of two groups: reusable pens and disposable pens.

  • Before using a reusable insulin pen, you must load it with a cartridge of insulin (sold separately in boxes of five cartridges). Cartridges used in the U.S. today hold 150 or 300 units of insulin. Depending on the size of your doses, a cartridge may give you enough insulin to last for several days of injections. When the cartridge is empty, you throw it away and load a new cartridge. With good care, a reusable pen can often be used for several years.
  • Disposable insulin pens come filled with insulin and are thrown away when they are empty. Most disposable pens used in the U.S. today hold 300 units of insulin and are sold in boxes of five. Disposable pens are generally more convenient than reusable pens because you do not need to load any cartridges, but they usually cost more to use than reusable pens and cartridges.

Pen brands and models differ from one another in many ways. When working with your healthcare team to select a pen, there are many factors to keep in mind, including:

  • The brands and types of insulin that are available for the pen.
  • The number of units of insulin that the pen holds when full.
  • The largest size dose that can be injected with the pen.
  • How finely the dose can be adjusted by the pen. For example, one pen may dose in two-unit increments (2, 4, 6, etc.), another in one-unit increments (1, 2, 3, etc.) and yet another in half-unit increments (1/2, 1, 1 1/2).
  • The way the pen indicates whether or not there is enough insulin left in it for your entire dose.
  • The styling and appearance of the pen and the material (plastic or metal) that the pen is made of.
  • The size of the numbers on the pen dose dial and whether they are magnified.
  • The amount of strength and dexterity required to operate the pen.
  • How to correct a mistake if you dial the wrong dose into the pen.
  • The way the pen indicates whether or not there is enough insulin left in it for your entire dose.