GlucoRx CarePoint Insulin Pen Needles 5mm 31G 100 PackNew in
GlucoRx CarePoint Insulin Pen Needles 5mm 31G 100 Pack
Electropolished, triple bevel 5mm 31G needles to help you administer your insulin dose with ease using your preferred pen.
- Insulin pen needles with a universal fit, suitable to use on any insulin pen
- Electropolished needles makes continued use easier
- Triple bevel needles help to minimise your discomfort
- Unique technology reduces injection time and increases flow rate
- Highest quality standards for accurate results each time
- Comes in a economical value pack of 100 single use needles
Pack of 100 needles. Needle Size: 31G (5MM)
Usage and Instructions
- Wash and dry your hands.
- Remove your insulin pen cap. For cloudy insulin, roll between the palms of your hands 10 times and gently turn over the pen 10 times.
- Select a new CarePoint Pen Needle and attach it to the pen, then remove the protective cap.
- Test that the pen is working by selecting 2 units. Hold the pen upright and press the button to release the dose. Watch to see that insulin appears at the needlepoint. If it doesn't, repeat the process until it does.
- Dial the required dose on the pen.
- Select an injection site. The most commonly used sites are the abdomen, outer thighs, upper arms or buttocks, but check with your healthcare practitioner or our pharmacist who can advise on the best sites for you to use. Remember to rotate your injection sites.
- Pinch your skin into a fold and fully insert the needle at 90 degrees to your skin.
- Press the button to release the dose, holding the pen still.
- Don’t forget to count to 10 before removing the needle, to make the full dose is delivered.
- Remove the pen and take off the needle, safely disposing of it in a sharps bin.
Never carry GlucoRx CarePoint Insulin Pen Needles with the needle already attached. This causes air to enter the cartridge and slow the insulin dosage time. If it hurts when using GlucoRx CarePoint needles, try the following:
- Let a doctor decide which pen needle size is best for you; consult them about using different needle size, pen, or injection site.
- Never reuse GlucoRx CarePoint Needles as this can cause bacterial growth on the needle and dull the tip, resulting in painful injection and risk of the needle breaking off or dislodging in your skin.
- Remove the outer and inner caps carefully so as not to bend the needle.
- Inject insulin when at room temperature.
- Make sure you use the correct injection technique: penetrate the skin quickly and relax your muscles.
- Injections of smaller insulin doses hurt less; ask a doctor if doses can be split.
It’s not unusual for GlucoRx CarePoint Insulin Pen Needles to puncture a tiny blood vessel so some blood appears when injecting. This can be stopped by putting light pressure on the injection site with a cotton ball, without rubbing to prevent bruising.
If a bruise appears, do not use GlucoRx CarePoint Insulin Pen Needles on the same site again until the bruise goes. If bleeding has occurred before, consult a healthcare professional on injection technique and/or if another medical problem has presented itself.
If leakage occurs after using GlucoRx CarePoint Insulin Pen Needles, the needle may not be under the skin long enough – try to count up to 10 slowly before withdrawing the needle. There may still be some leakage after withdrawing a needle anyway but this should not affect blood glucose control.
Make sure that the skin fold technique is also being used, release the pinch before the GlucoRx CarePoint Insulin Pen Needles are removed from the skin.
Skin problems at the injection site when using GlucoRx CarePoint Hypodermic Insulin Needles can occur due to changes in the subcutaneous fat:
- Lipohypertrophy: appears as soft, grape-like lumps under the skin from insulin reaction or needle reuse. Rotate injection sites to prevent this happening.
- Lipoatrophy: loss of fat under skin so it dips is a rare occurrence with impure insulin’s.
Although less painful, never use GlucoRx CarePoint Hypodermic Insulin Needles into lumps because insulin does not absorb well there. Do not forget scheduled insulin injections as this can affect glucose levels and your overall health.