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[Insulin pens for treatment of diabetes].

Authors
  • Bärtsch, U
  • Comtesse, C h
  • Wetekam, B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Therapeutische Umschau. Revue thérapeutique
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2006
Volume
63
Issue
6
Pages
398–404
Identifiers
PMID: 16841576
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The correct insulin application is an important aspect of a successful insulin therapy. Today, we have devices, which make insulin therapies easier to handle, socially more acceptable, and safer Of these, insulin pens are the most frequently used devices. This paper summarizes the particular knowledge necessary for correct and precise instruction of patients with regard to the choice of the pen and the fitting syringe as well as details of the correct use of the different pens. The injection technique itself does not differ from the one with syringes and needles. Nevertheless, some important aspects are pointed out.

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