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Syringe Pens in the Philippines

Many diabetic patients needed insulin therapy to maintain optimal blood glucose levels and prevent diabetic complications. Insulin or the hormone produced in the pancreas is acknowledged as the most effective treatments for diabetes. However, one of the biggest problems that diabetic people needed to face is injecting the insulin with the use of needles and syringes which is frightening especially to children.

To remedy this, the insulin pen was invented which makes the needles smaller and thinner making injections practically painless. The pen also made insulin injection more convenient, discrete and accurate compared to using the traditional syringes. The insulin pen is credited to the Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk. It is comprised of a disposable needle, an insulin cartridge and a dial. These pains can be hand carried making it convenient for diabetics who go to school, work or travel. Moreover, they provide more accurate dosages of insulin and are easier to use.

The syringe pen or insulin pen costs between P600 to P1200 per pen. Today, there are a number of different brands of insulin or syringe pen such as the Novo, Lantus SoloSTAR and Humalog among others. Some pens are disposable while others are not, only needing to replace the needle and the cartridge containing insulin. It would be advised to consult one’s doctor first as to what insulin pen to purchase. Insulin pens are now available in most of the leading drugstores in the country such as Mercury Drugstore and Watsons.

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