Almost all people with diabetes now use a pen device to inject. They're a convenient way to deliver a precise dose with minimum fuss. Increasingly, newly diagnosed people with diabetes as well as experienced insulin syringe users are choosing the insulin pen as their preferred choice of the injection device. BD Micro-Fine Pen Needles are designed for single-use and are available on prescription in three different needle lengths. It is important to inject your insulin according to the recommendations given to you by your nurse or doctor. Consult them about the needle length and the injection technique most appropriate for you.
1. Wash your hands.
2. Attach the new needle onto the pen. Remove the outer and inner needle shield.
3. Make sure you rotate between injection sites.
4. Prime your pen as recommended and dial the required dose.
5. Pinch your skin, if recommended and insert the needle at a 90º angle.
6. Push the button down completely. Keep the button pressed down, count slowly to 10 before removing.
7. Carefully replace the outer cap.
8. Dispose of the needle in a suitable sharps container.
This guide is for educational purposes only. You should always follow the injection technique that your healthcare professional recommends. If you have any queries ask your Diabetes Nurse or Healthcare Professional for help.