BD Ultra-Fine™ Short Pen Needle

The BD Ultra-Fine™ Short Pen Needle is 31 gauge, 8 mm (5/16").

Paper tab and inner shield are color-coded blue for easy size/gauge recognition.

BD Catalog # NDC/HRI #
320109 08290-320109

NOTE: Today's insulin needle is thinner and more delicate for greater comfort, so needle reuse can damage the tip and cause injury. To ensure maximum safety and comfort, you should never use a syringe or pen needle more than once. For more details, see our web page on the risks of needle reuse.

BD Ultra-Fine™ Pen Needles fit all diabetes pens and dosers sold in the U.S., including the pens for Lantus® and Apidra®, all Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk insulin pens, and the pens for Byetta® and Symlin®.
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All BD pen needles are...

  • Engineered with optimal point geometry for maximum comfort and reliability 
  • Coated with special micro-bonded lubrication for a more comfortable injection 
  • Manufactured with the finest surgical steel available 
  • Subject to 100% needle point inspection to assure consistent high quality 
  • Non-toxic, non-pyrogenic and DO NOT CONTAIN LATEX 


* Among major insurance plans that cover pen needles


The BD Diabetes Learning Center describes the causes of diabetes, its symptoms, and diabetes complications such as retinopathy and neuropathy. This site contains detailed information about blood glucose monitoring, insulin injection and safe sharps disposal. Interactive quizzes, educational literature downloads and animated demonstrations help to teach diabetes care skills.

Important Note: The content of this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Do not disregard your doctor's advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this website.

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