Dealing with diabetes doesn’t have to be a pain
If you inject insulin using an insulin pen, choosing the right pen needle is important.
Unifine® Pentips® Plus are designed for a comfortable injection experience1 and come in a range of needle lengths, including 4mm. Shorter pen needles are now recommended for everyone, regardless of age, gender or body size, as they reduce the risk of injecting into muscle.2
Unlike other brands, Unifine® Pentips® Plus is the world’s first pen needle complete with its own integrated remover and disposal chamber for on-the-go convenience. On one side is a pen needle, and on the other side a built-in removal system.
Why is this important?
Insulin pen needles are recommended for a single use as they are no longer sterile after use, and reusing needles can lead to the development of fatty lumps at the injection site which can cause variable insulin absorption and fluctuating blood glucose levels2
Leaving pen needles on your insulin pen isn’t recommended due to potential leakages and introduction of air or other contaminants2, yet many people do this as it can be difficult to dispose of used needles when away from home.
Changing pen needles easily and safely can be difficult for young children and those with eyesight and dexterity issues.
Unifine® Pentips® Plus users have been found to change their pen needles more frequently.3 The in-built remover in Unifine® Pentips® Plus needles has been designed to make it easier to change your pen needles, particularly when on-the-go.
Test by Melab Gmbh 2014
Frid et al. New Insulin Delivery Recommendations. Mayo Clin Proc. 2016;91(9):1231-1255
Impact of Unifine® Pentips® Plus on pen needle changing behaviour amongst people with diabetes medicating with injectable formats. HRW, September 2014