BD insulin syringe with BD Ultra-Fine™ 6mm™ needle

Choose the syringe that makes a difference they can feel

The BD insulin syringe with the BD Ultra-Fine™ 6mm™ needle features our shortest insulin syringe needle, at 53% shorter than the 12.7-mm needle. This length is supported by the latest recommendations published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings that advocate using the shortest needle first-line for all patient categories.1* In fact, in a 2010 study, 80% of patients preferred shorter needles compared to 8-mm and 12.7-mm needles.2 They also deliver insulin into the subcutaneous tissue, reducing the risk of painful intramuscular (IM) injection.3

Four barrel sizes

The insulin syringe comes in four different barrel sizes and scale capacities to optimize dose.

Reduced risk of hypoglycemia

Longer needle lengths may lead to frequent IM vs subcutaneous tissue injections, which may cause unexplained hypoglycemia.1,3

BD insulin syringe with BD Ultra-Fine 6mm needle
Catalog no.BD NDC/HRI no.Syringe sizee-catalog
324912 08290-3249-12 1 mL 6 mm (15/64 in) x 31 G
324911 08290-3249-11 1/2 mL 6 mm (15/64 in) x 31 G
324909 08290-3249-09 3/10 mL 6mm (15/64 in) x 31 G
BD insulin syringe with BD Ultra-Fine 6mm needle with half-unit scale
Catalog no.BD NDC/HRI no.Syringe sizee-catalog
324910 08290-3249-10 3/10 mL 6 mm (15/64 in) x 31 G

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* Use of syringe needles in very young children (< 6 years old) and extremely thin adults (with a BMI of < 19) is not recommended, even if they use a raised skinfold, because of the excessively high risk of IM injections. When any syringe needle is used in children (≥ 6 years old), adolescents, or slim to normal-weight adults (with a BMI of 19 to 25 [calculated as the weight in kilograms divided by the height in meters squared]), injections should always be given into a lifted skinfold.

  1. Frid AH, Kreugel G, Grassi G, et al. New insulin delivery recommendations. Mayo Clin Proc. 2016;91(9):1231-1255.
  2. Answers & Insights Market Research. Insulin syringe test (Project Pearl). Published September 10, 2010. Accessed May 25, 2017.
  3. Gibney MA, Arce CH, Byron KJ, Hirsch LJ. Skin and subcutaneous adipose layer thickness in adults with diabetes at sites used for insulin injections: implications for needle length recommendations. Curr Med Res Opin. 2010;26(6):1519-1530.