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6 Endocrine system

Diabetes Guidelines

06-01-01-03 Hypodermic equipment

4, 5 and 6mm needles are suitable for all people with diabetes regardless of BMI. They may not require a skin fold/pinch up technique, particularly if using 4mm needles. Longer needles may, in some cases, increase potential of inappropriate intramuscular injection of insulin resulting in hypoglycaemia.


BD Viva 4mm
Formulary

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GlucoRx Carepoint
Formulary

Prescribe by brand for cost savings and continuity – see guidance for range of needles on formulary which are universal fitting.


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Omnican fine 32 gauge
Formulary

Prescribe by brand for cost savings and continuity – see guidance for range of needles on formulary which are universal fitting.

Prescribe 32 gauge as significantly more cost effective than 31 gauge

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Tricare
Formulary

Prescribe by brand for cost savings and continuity – see guidance for range of needles on formulary which are universal fitting.

 

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v BD Autoshield Duo
Restricted

Only to be used by District Nurses (supplies via Trust)

Only on FP10 for care home nursing staff use

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Droplet
Non Formulary

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FinePoint
Non Formulary

 

 

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Injection Device Autopen 24 (1 and 2 unit)®
Non Formulary

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Injection Device Autopen Classic (1 and 2 unit)®
Non Formulary

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Injection Device ClikStar®
Non Formulary

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Injection Device HumaPen Luxura HD®
Non Formulary

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Injection Device HumaPen Savvio®
Non Formulary

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Injection Device NovoPen 5
Non Formulary

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Injection Device NovoPen Echo®
Non Formulary

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Injection Devices Autopen®
Non Formulary

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Injection Devices HumaPen® Ergo
Non Formulary

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Injection Devices HumaPen® Luxura
Non Formulary

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Injection Devices mhi-500®
Non Formulary

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Injection Devices NovoPen®
Non Formulary

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Injection Devices OptiPen Pro 1®
Non Formulary

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Injection Devices SQ-PEN®
Non Formulary

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Penfine classic
Non Formulary
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