What are BD Nano pen needles used for?
BD Nano(TM) 2(nd) gen pen needles offer people who inject diabetes medications a more reliable subcutaneous delivery of their medication, designed to help people better manage their diabetes.
Does Medicare cover BD Nano pen needles?
BD Ultra-Fine™ Pen Needles are covered at the preferred co-pay by virtually all managed health care plans, including Medicare Part D.
What is the smallest insulin pen needle?
4 mm. The smallest, thinnest needle is the nano 4 mm, 32 gauge needle, which is about as thin as two strands of hair.
What is BD Nano 2nd Gen?
The BD Nano second-generation pen needles use a contoured needle base to help mitigate the risks resulting from user injection force variability, and it concentrates, then distributes pressure closely around the injection site to compensate for variable injection forces. …
How often should you change insulin pen needles?
It’s good practice to change your needle after each injection or at least once daily. Fresh, sharp needles mean shots that are less painful. Most brands of pen needles will fit any of the insulin pens. Pen needles come in different lengths—between 4 and 12 mm—and gauges (thickness of the needle).
How do you know what size insulin needle to use?
Thinner needles may be more comfortable to inject for some people. The length of a needle determines how far into your skin it penetrates. Needles for insulin only need to go just under your skin and not into muscle. Shorter needles are safer to avoid going into the muscle.
Can pen needles be sold OTC?
Even though pen needles are OTC, most insurances will cover them as long as the patient has a prescription for them. Patients should be discouraged from reusing their pen needles or leaving them on their pen.
Why choose BDBD nano™ 2nd Gen pen needles?
BD Nano™ 2nd Gen Pen Needles help reduce the potential consequences of user injection force variability, providing a more reliable subcutaneous injection depth and reducing the risk of intramuscular injections. Additionally, the new ergonomic design provides an easier and more comfortable injection experience. 1,2
What is the BD ultra-fine nano pen?
At just 4mm, the BD Ultra- Fine Nano is clinically proven to be as effective as longer needles for people of all sizes. BD is the only brand of pen needles you will ever need.
What is the difference between BD original and ultra-fine pen needles?
Not only are BD Ultra-FineTM Pen Needles technologically advanced to deliver the most comfortable injection, THEY ARE GUARANTEED TO FIT ALL DIABETES PENS AND DOSERS SOLD IN THE U.S. 50% shorter and 8% thinner compared to the BD Original.
What is the smallest pen needle?
That’s why BD has developed the Nano…their smallest needle ever. At just 4mm, the BD Ultra- Fine Nano is clinically proven to be as effective as longer needles for people of all sizes. BD is the only brand of pen needles you will ever need.