If you’re a person with diabetes who injects insulin, or a caregiver, you will really appreciate how much more discrete, comfortable and user-friendly insulin pens are compared to syringes and bottled insulin.
Irvine, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
InsulinPens.com has been launched by Bob Schumacher, an award winning medical device designer, to help those with diabetes and their caregivers select and use the most appropriate insulin pens, pen needles and associated diabetes care products.
The new website features general advice and buying guides for disposable and reusable insulin pens, pen needles, insulin cartridges and preloaded insulin, as well as information and buying advice on other diabetic supplies, such as blood glucose meters and test strips.
“Now that insulin pens are being used instead of vials and syringes by about 25% of those with diabetes who inject insulin in the USA” said Mr. Schumacher, “I felt it is the ideal time to provide a comprehensive and focused online site and community devoted to encouraging insulin pen use.”
Insulin pens are used by about 95% of the people who inject insulin to manage their diabetes throughout Europe and Asia. This has been in stark contrast to the United States, where insulin pens are just becoming widely accepted and rapidly growing in popularity.
“If you’re a person with diabetes who injects insulin, or a caregiver, you will really appreciate how much more discrete, comfortable and user-friendly insulin pens are compared to syringes and bottled insulin,” continued Mr. Schumacher. “They are fast becoming the iPod of insulin injection.”
Insulin pens which come in both disposable and reusable forms. They offer many benefits over a syringe and vial that include:
-- Insulin pens are easy and comfortable to use.
It is less for patients to carry than syringes and bottled insulin. It’s easier to use, especially for those with reduced vision or difficulty manipulating devices. It’s more accurate to get the correct dose, particularly when the same dose is repeated. It is more comfortable to inject because the pen needle does not get dulled when your syringe pierces the rubber septum on an insulin bottle.
-- Insulin pens are discrete
It is much more discrete to carry and less embarrassing to use an insulin pen than syringes and vials of insulin. Insulin pens make insulin therapy more socially acceptable, and avoid the stigma of syringes, often associated with illicit drug use. It is less conspicuous to carry an insulin pen and more comfortable to use it in public compared with using a syringe.
-- Premixed Insulins are now readily available Several pharmaceutical companies that manufacture insulin for pens now offer a wide variety of premixed insulin in either cartridges or disposable pens.
-- Most insurance that covers syringes and vials now cover pens There was a time when some insurance companies only paid for syringes and vials, but today many insurance companies pay for insulin pens. Patients need to check with their own insurance carriers to be certain they cover insulin pens.
InsulinPens.com is the authoritative source for those with diabetes and their caregivers about selecting and using the wide range of pen-style devices now available to administer insulin and better control their disease, compared with using syringes and medication vials. It features general advice and buying guides for disposable and reusable insulin pens, pen needles, insulin cartridges and preloaded insulin, as well as information and buying advice on other diabetic supplies, such as blood glucose meters and test strips.
The website was founded by Bob Schumacher, who has several patents used in diabetes care, as well as being the co-recipient of the DuPont Award as co-inventor of the PenJet needle-free, single use injector.