Clinical update

Diabetes: preparation of insulin syringes for home use

Guidance highlights issues that must be addressed in pre-loading insulin syringes for later use by someone with diabetes
Picture shows a bottle of insulin and a syringe

Guidance highlights issues that must be addressed in pre-loading insulin syringes for later use by someone with diabetes

Essential information

More people than ever have diabetes, with the charity Diabetes UK estimating that by 2025 more than 5 million people could have the condition.

Around 90% have type 2. Everyone with type 1 diabetes – and some with type 2 – needs to take insulin.

While innovative solutions have meant more people with diabetes who need insulin can find an insulin pen delivery device that suits them, for a small number this is not possible.

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