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Insulin Pens

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What is an insulin pen?

An insulin pen is a device used to inject insulin.

Insulin Pen

What are the types of insulin pens?

How do I get the insulin ready to use?

How do I get the pen ready to use?

No matter the type of pen you use, the steps for using it are the same:

Where do I inject insulin?

How do I inject insulin with a pen?

What should I do with my used needles?

Ask your local waste authority if you need to follow certain rules for getting rid of your needles. Bring your used needles home with you when you travel. Pack them in a plastic or metal container with a secure lid.

How do I store an insulin pen?

Follow the storage directions that came with the insulin. The following are general directions:

When should I call my doctor or diabetes care team provider?

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