BD SafetyGlide 6mm insulin syringe

Avoid sharps injury during insulin injection

The BD SafetyGlide 6mm insulin syringe is a safety-engineered insulin syringe that helps protect healthcare professionals and other caregivers from accidental needlestick and other sharps injuries. It features a sliding safety arm that can be activated with one hand.

Multiple sizes

The BD SafetyGlide 6mm syringe is available in 1-mL, 1/2-mL and 3/10-mL sizes.*

One-handed activation

The sliding safety arm of the BD SafetyGlide 6mm syringe can be activated with just one hand.

Individual packaging

BD safety syringes are individually wrapped and packed in boxes of 100.

Shortest BD insulin syringe needle

The 6-mm needle is our shortest insulin syringe needle, at 53% shorter than the 12.7-mm needle. This length complies with insulin delivery recommendations and proved to help meet patient preferences in a 2010 study.1,2

Reduced hypoglycemia risk

The 6-mm needle size helps reduce the risk of accidental intramuscular (IM) injections, which can cause hypoglycemia.3

.3-mL insulin syringe
Catalog no.NDC/HRI no.Needle sizee-catalog
328449 08290-328449 31 G x 6 mm
305937 08290-305937 31 G x 5/16 in
305935 08290-305935 29 G x 1/2 in
.5-mL insulin syringe
Catalog no.NDC/HRI no.Needle sizee-catalog
328447 08290-328447 31 G x 6 mm
305934 08290-305934 30 G x 5/16 in
305932 08290-305932 29 G x 1/2 in
1-mL insulin syringe
Catalog no.NDC/HRI no.Needle sizee-catalog
328446 08290-328446 31 G x 6 mm
305930 08290-305930 29 G x 1/2 in


* The 1-mL size is the same volume as 1 cc. BD syringes are labeled in mL vs. cc because healthcare professionals most commonly use mL.

  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.