BD Ultra-Fine™ Pen Needles


63% of people with diabetes are using the same needle length they started on at diagnosis.1

Research no longer supports the recommendation of long needles.1,2

Introducing BD Ultra-Fine™ Nano™ 4mm Pen Needles with PentaPoint™ Comfort and EasyFlow™ Technology

              

 

 

Injections made easier and more comfortable with new innovation

 

BD Nano™ 4mm Pen Needles now with Extra Thin Wall Technology improves the insulin flow through the needle, making injections more convenient, including for people with hand-strength challenges.5
 

BD Nano™ 4mm Pen Needles are the first and only pen needles with patented 5-bevel technology. The flatter, thinner needle tip eases into the skin with less force, clinically demonstrated to reduce the pain of injection.4

 BD Nano™ 4mm supports optimal injection technique

The body is covered with skin. Underneath the skin there’s a layer of fat (subcutaneous tissue). Below that is a layer of muscle.

Average skin thickness ranges from 1.6 - 2.4 mm within the four most common injection sites.6,7

To be absorbed properly, insulin or GLP-1 needs to be injected into the subcutaneous tissue layer, just under the skin. If the needle goes deeper, the dose may go into the muscle.

An injection into your muscle will likely hurt and speed up your insulin absorption which can cause a low blood sugar.

The preferred areas used for injection are your adomen, thighs and buttocks.  The back of your arm may also be used.
 

Being small has it’s advantages. In addition to increased comfort when using a 4 mm pen needle, you don’t need to perform a skin lift in order to achieve a subcutaneous injection.* You can use a simple, one-handed injection for all injection sites: arms, thighs, abdomen and buttocks. Talk to your doctor or diabetes educator about the sites that are best for you.

*small children and extremely lean people with diabetes may require a skin lift

  

 BD Ultra-Fine™ Pen Needles are also available in these original sizes
 

 

  
Talk to your healthcare provider today about upgrading to the BD Nano™ 4mm for a more comfortable injection experience.


Compatible with all pen injectors for diabetes treatment*

 

* As of July 31st, 2013 Brands are the property of their respective owners. 

 

1 De Coninck C, et al.  Results and analysis of the 2008-2009 Insulin Injection Technique Questionnaire Survey. J Diabetes 2010;2(3):168-79.

2 Berard L, Desrochers F, Husband A, MacNeill G, Roscoe R. Forum for Injection Technique (FIT) Canada – Recommendations for Best Practice in Injection Technique. 2011.

3 Hirsch LJ, et al. Comparative glycemic control, safety and patient ratings for a new 4mm x 32G insulin pen needle in adults with diabetes. Current Medical Research Opinion 2010; 26(6):1531-41. 

4 Hirsch LJ, et al. Impact of a Modified Needle Tip Geometry on Penetration Force as well as Acceptability, Preference, and Perceived Pain in Subjects with Diabetes. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology 2012;6(2):328-35

5 Aronson R, et al. Insulin pen needles: Effects of extra thin-wall needle technology on preference, confidence, and other patient ratings. Clinical Therapeutics, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 20-Jun-2013.

Gibney MA, et al. Skin and subcutaneous adipose layer thickness in adults with diabetes at sites used for insulin injections: implications for needle length recommendations. Current Medical Research Opinion 2010;26(6):1519–30.

7 Lo Presti D, et al. Skin and subcutaneous thickness at injecting sites in children with diabetes: ultrasound findings and recommendations for giving injection. Pediatric Diabetes 2012;13(7):525-53.