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Keep safety injections short and simple
The BD AutoShield Duo™ pen needle is a safety pen needle that comes in a 5-mm size to facilitate safer insulin injections.1 Featuring patented automatic dual-protection shields on both ends of the needle, it helps prevent needlestick exposure and injury during injection and disposal. Conveniently, the BD AutoShield Duo pen needle is compatible with leading diabetes medication pens in the United States.
An outer shield conceals the 5-mm single-use needle, so patients do not need to see it or feel intimidated by it.
Reduced risk of needlestick injury
The pen needle features shields over both the front-end and back-end needles, and does not require a pinch-up*—which all help prevent needlestick injury.
Reduced IM injection risk
By delivering subcutaneous injections, the 5-mm pen needle helps reduce the risk of intramuscular (IM) injections that can increase the risk of hypoglycemia in patients, regardless of their body mass index (BMI).1–3
Thin wall technology
Our needles retain their extremely fine external dimensions but with a wider inner diameter, improving insulin flow rate and requiring less force.4
The pen needle helps meet the OSHA requirement to evaluate safer devices as they become available.5 It is the only safety pen needle that passively conceals the needle in the front and back after use, reducing nurse exposure to the needle.
The pen needle is rigorously tested for fit, function and dose accuracy.
Single-handed injection technique
Because the BD AutoShield Duo pen needle does not require a pinch-up technique, the risk of needlestick injury during injection may be reduced.
Inject the insulin at a 90-degree angle, without using a second hand or pinch-up technique.* The front shield automatically protects users from injury while removing the pen needle from their skin.
Remove the needle from the pen, without the need to recap the pen.† A second shield automatically protects users from the back end of the needle.
* Children from 2 to 6 years old, extremely lean adults or people with loose skin may need to use a pinch-up technique.
† Users must avoid placing their fingers on either end of the pen needle shields.