• #MakeDiabetesVisible Day 19

    I had someone ask me which pen needles I use and if I use a new one with each injection, so here are my answers. First, I use the BD Ultra-Fine Mini pen needle. They work well for me and are what my insurance will cover. Second, Yes, I use a new pen needle with each injection that I take. Between split lantus doses and humalog injections for each meal, I use at least 5 pen needles a day. They are designed for single use, and reuse can lead to problems, such as the needle weakening and breaking off under the skin, inaccuracies in dosing, infections, pain, etc… I know there are unfortunate circumstances where folks are forced to resort…