BD is an innovative medical technology company that manufactures and sells a
broad range of insulin delivery devices, among other products. BD is constantly
building on 100 years of quality, reliability, and commitment to the customer.
We are committed to bringing you the most inventive and highest-quality
products now and into the next 100 years.
BD is the world's leading maker of insulin delivery devices. We utilize only
the most innovative technologies to provide people with diabetes with the most
comfortable injection possible. Whether you are newly diagnosed or you have
been living with diabetes for some time, BD's line of insulin delivery devices
can provide you with the best tools to manage your diabetes.
Syringe or Pen?
People with diabetes make decisions every day that affect their health.
Choosing an insulin delivery system is one decision you and your physician
will make together. BD offers two excellent delivery systems to accommodate
Choose the Right BDTM Insulin Delivery Device for You
- Insulin syringes are the most basic method of insulin delivery.
They allow you the flexibility to use any type of insulin, as
well as mix two kinds of insulin in one injection.
- Insulin pens provide the freedom of setting your dose by turning
a dial. People on the go may prefer pens because they are convenient
and discreet for those times when you cannot be at home.
Needle gauge and length
BD insulin syringe needle sizes
When choosing a needle, it is important to remember that the higher the gauge,
the thinner the needle. The gauge and length of the needle will depend on your
personal preference and your doctor's recommendation. You and your physician
may consider thickness and flexibility when choosing the proper needle for you.
|BD Ultra-FineTM II short
BD pen needle sizes
|BD Ultra-FineTM III short
|BD Ultra-FineTM Original
Maximum dose and scale markings
BDTM insulin syringes are available in three
different maximum dose sizes: 100 units (1 CC), 50 units (1/2 cc), or 30 units
(3/10 cc) of insulin. To help measure the most accurate dose, you and your
physician should choose the smallest syringe that will hold the largest dose
Pen needle compatibility
BDTM Pen needles can be used as replacement
needles for the BD Pen, BD Pen Mini, Humulin Pens, Humalog Pens, or Novo Pens.
A word on needle re-use
Technology has allowed BD to bring you the thinnest and most delicate needle
possible for your insulin delivery comfort. However, re-use of these needles
can damage the tip. When you dispose of a needle, you are not being wasteful;
rather, you are helping to reduce your risk of tissue damage and embedding the
needle tip in your skin. Please use needles only once.
More diabetes information
If you have further questions about any products, you can reach the BD Consumer
Services Department toll free at 888-BDCARES (888-232-2737), Monday through Friday,
9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Eastern Time.
Address inquiries to [email protected].
All inquiries and comments received are the property of BD. Due to volume considerations,
BD may not be able to respond to every communication.
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