This is a European-designed, needle-free insulin administration system. The InsuJet is calibrated for use with U100 insulins (those used in the UK). The device has been developed for diabetic people suffering from needle phobia of for those who prefer administration without a needle. This is done by pressurizing the liquid through a small orifice, which creates a high speed jet that can penetrate the skin and underlying tissue. The pressure is generated by a spring, which is optimized for subcutaneous insulin delivery. Combined with a unique automatic injection system, this results in virtually painless insulin administration.
This needle-free device gives insulin users a real alternative to using (and disposing of) needles. Of immediate appeal to needlephobics, it might also appeal to those of us who find the whole issue of disposal of sharps to be what can best be described as a ‘right pain’ in itself. The skin is only penetrated by an extremely fine jet of insulin – no needle is involved The Injex30 can be used with all licensed types of insulin. www.injex.com
Novopen Pen Mate
For pen users who prefer not to see the needle, the NovoPen PenMate is just what they need to make pen injections less stressful. The PenMate replaces part of a NovoPen with a larger body which hides the needle prior to injection. A simple button press triggers the PenMate to insert the needle automatically. For needle-phobic pens users, the PenMate is highly recommended. At the press of a button the PenMate is triggered that inserts the needle automatically.
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