Do you dread the sight of a needle when it’s time to take your insulin? Or is it difficult for you to hold or use your insulin syringes or pens? This product may be just the ticket for making your life a little easier.

The BD AutoShield Duo pen needle from BD Medical has special shields on both the front and back end that cover the needle before and after you inject. Covering the needle offers three main benefits:

• Anxiety may be reduced because the needle is less visible
• It is easier and simpler to use than syringes and bottled insulin, a boon to patients with vision or dexterity problems
• It virtually eliminates the possibility of accidental needle sticks

There is no inner needle shield to manage, and no re-capping is required – the needle is covered automatically.

The BD AutoShield Duo pen needle is available now at major retail pharmacies across the United States. It is compatible with all diabetes injection pens currently on the market, so there is no need for you to change pens in order to use it. And according to the manufacturer, the product is covered by most insurance plans.

If you inject insulin or other diabetes drugs, you may want to consider the advantages of this new innovation in pen needles.

To learn more about insulin:
How Different Types of Insulin Affect Your Body
Are You On the Right Insulin?
All You Need to Know about Insulin