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What are insulin syringes and pen needles?

Insulin syringes and pen needles are commonly used for delivering prescribed insulin doses to diabetic patients. While insulin syringes have been used for delivering insulin to patients since the introduction of the medication, the use of pen needles for dosing has grown in popularity since the 1990’s.  Syringes were previously made of glass, had to be sterilized between uses, and had long, thick, steel surgical needles that could be sharpened for each use.Contemporarily, the syringes are made of plastic and are disposable. The needle size has also transformed, becoming thinner and multi-bevelled for easier use. Insulin is usually administered subcutaneously into the layer of fat between muscle and skin. The administration of insulin is aimed to imitate the natural pancreatic secretions and the size of the syringe is chosen by the medical practitioner based on the insulin capacity of the syringe as per the patient’s requirements.  Since the markings on a smaller syringe are easier to read, it is advised that patients choose the smallest size of syringe-barrel that is capable of holding the largest dose that is to be administered. Insulin pens utilise pen needles that are disposable and that have been, with development in the technology, increasingly patient-friendly and pain-free. Pens currently come in two varieties: disposable, prefilled pens, and reusable pens that take a prefilled cartridge of insulin. A dial on the side of the pen can be used to measure and alter the administered dose according to the diabetic patient’s needs. While reusable pens are made of metal, disposable insulin pens are made of plastic and deliver insulin in whole units. It is advised that the pen needle be changed after every use. Medical practitioners also suggest that the practice of injecting insulin through clothing should be avoided. It is important to frequently rotate the site of injecting the medication to avoid skin irritation and sores. Once used for the first time, insulin pens should be stored at a controlled room temperature and not in a fridge.

Smart Medical Buyer offers a large range of high-tech insulin syringes and pen needles at the best prices available online in India

Insulin syringes and pen needles from leading manufacturers like BD (Becton Dickinson), Bio-med Healthcare and Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices are available at great prices on Smart Medical Buyer. Available sizes of insulin syringe and pen needles range from 29 to 32 Gauge sizes and the length of the needles range from 0.8 mm to 8 mm in length. The products of this category are also available for sale on the SMB apps for android and iOS.