If you are advised insulin to control your diabetes; your doctor may advice a suitable device that will help you take your insulin dose as recommended.
Insulin can be taken by different types of devices. Most commonly used are:
Insulin pens are two-in-one novel devices that combine the insulin container and the syringe into a single unit.1
Disposable / Prefilled pens
Contains a built-in, single-use insulin cartridge and requires no loading of insulin.2
An insulin cartridge is inserted into the pen's delivery chamber.2
How does it help?
Insulin pumps are small, battery operated, high-tech electronic devices, which continuously deliver small doses of very rapid-acting insulin.1
How does it work?
The pump is as small as a mobile phone and contains a cartridge filled with insulin. Attached to the pump is a small tube that is easily inserted under the skin and held in place with a tape. The pump is programmed to deliver the exact amount of insulin as you need.2
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