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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.
Current as of:
March 13, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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