JAB, STAB, PRICK
Whatever you call injecting, education supports best practice in injection technique.
Get it right from the start, or take a look at your technique to see if you need to refresh!
BD study has found that,
alongside intensive nurse
training in proper injection
techniques, followed by patient
education using specialised tools
and BD Micro-Fine Ultra Pen
Needles, can lead to:
The study followed 75 random
• improvements in glucose
• reduction of lipos
• better injection technique
- correct site rotation
- avoidance of injecting
- use of 4mm pen needles
• lower insulin usage
• significant cost savings.
• shortest needle length of 4mm
increased to 96% from 38%
• across all injection sites, lipos
decreased significantly by the
end of the study and any that
remained were 50% smaller
• average HbA1c fell by more
• total daily insulin dose fell by
A The research concluded that the
healthcare service in England and
Wales could save over £42m
from reduced insulin use annually if
the interventions outlined in the
study were widely adopted.
• people experiencing
unexpected hypos fell by 40%.
diabetes-injecting patients over
three-six months. At the start, 83%
of participants believed they were
rotating correctly, whereas, on
review by a DSN, only 15% were
found to be rotating correctly.
At the end of the study, nurses
recorded that correct site rotation
had increased to 82%. Other results
See over page.