Insulin pens and syringes

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The use of insulin "pen" devices which deliver metered doses of insulin from an insulin cartridge is now favoured by most

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Insulin regimens: short acting insulin analogues can replace conventional soluble insulins

Insulin regimens: short acting insulin analogues can replace conventional soluble insulins

Examples of insulin pens

patients. They are portable and simplify the procedure of measuring the insulin dose. The required dose can be dialled, and some pens feature audible and palpable dose graduations which are of value to those with impaired vision. Some versions of the pen are preloaded and disposable.

Plastic insulin syringes with needle attached are still preferred by some patients, and they are still required by those who prefer to mix individual insulins in the syringe. They can be reused several times and between use can be stored in a refrigerator.

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