No Pinching


By: Jan Chait

Shorter needles for both insulin syringes and pens mean no more pinching and less bleeding and bruising, says Becton Dickinson and Company of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, in introducing its BD Mini pen needles and insulin syringe needles.

The 5 mm (3/16-inch) Mini needles “may help reduce needle phobia and encourage daily insulin injections, especially among children,” according to the company.

BD also has introduced a 30-unit insulin syringe with half-unit markings. This syringe uses BD Short 8 mm (5/16-inch) needles.

The BD Original pen needles and insulin syringe needles are 12.7 mm (1/2 inch) in length.

The company advises users to carefully monitor and evaluate their blood-glucose levels after changing to a shorter needle.



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