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Insulin Pen

An insulin pen is a device for giving insulin shots. The insulin pen looks like a pen.

Inside the pen is a needle and a cartridge filled with insulin. You can set the dose of insulin with a dial on the outside of the pen. You use the pen to give the insulin shot. Both disposable and reusable insulin pens are available.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer Stephen LaFranchi, MD - Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology
Last Revised December 4, 2012

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Last Updated: December 04, 2012
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