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.

In a 2010 study, 80% of patients preferred shorter needles compared to 8-mm and 12.7-mm needles.2 They also more reliably 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 optimise 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
Catalogue no. Syringe size e-Catalogue
324921 1 mL 6 mm (15/64 in) x 31 G
324920 1/2 mL 6 mm (15/64 in) x 31 G

BD insulin syringe with BD Ultra-Fine 6mm needle with half-unit scale
Catalogue no.Syringe sizee-Catalogue
324919 3/10 mL 6 mm (15/64 in) x 31 G

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  1. Berard L, Desrochers F, Hagerty D, et al. FIT Forum for Injection Technique Canada: Recommendations for best practices in injection technique. Updated March 2017. Accessed September 8, 2017.
  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.

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