BD AutoShield Duo pen needle

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.

Needle concealment

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.

Large barrel

The pen needle features a large barrel for easy handling and attachment.

Red indicator band

After users finish performing the injection and lift the pen needle away from the skin, the pen's inner shield automatically deploys and locks. A red indicator band then confirms that the shield is locked and the needle has been used.

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

OSHA compliance

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.

Rigorous testing

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.

1. Attach

Easily attach the pen needle, without the need to remove an inner shield.

2. Inject

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. 

3. Remove

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.

4. Dispose

Simply dispose of the needle in a sharps collector.

Ordering information
Catalog no.NDC no.Needle sizeQuantity (per box)e-catalog
329515 08290-3295-15 30 G x 3/16 in (5 mm) 100

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* 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.

  1. 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.
  2. Frid A, Hirsch L, Gaspar R, et. al. New injection recommendations for patients with diabetes. Diabetes Metab. 2010;36 Suppl 2:S3-S18.
  3. Karges B, Boehm BO, Karges W. Early hypoglycemia after accidental intramuscular injection of insulin glargine. Diabet Med. 2005;22(10):1444-1445.
  4. Aronson R, Gibney MA, Oza K, Bérubé J, Kassler-Taub K, Hirsch L. Insulin pen needles: effects of extra-thin wall needle technology on preference, confidence and other patient ratings. Clin Ther. 2013;35(7):923-933.
  5. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Bloodborne pathogens. 29 CFR §1910.1030.

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