BD AutoShield Duo Safety Pen Needle


SKU: 11640

BD AutoShield™ Duo is the only pen needle that passively covers the front and back needles, eliminating exposure after use.

  • Studies show that both ends of a pen needle are contaminated after use1,2, so both ends of the needle require safety features3
  • Colored shields on both the front and back-end needles provide visual and tactile confirmation of safety
  • BD AutoShield™ Duo is the only pen needle that fits every diabetes pen4, so you get the highest level of protection - no matter which pen you use


Here is a demo link on how it is used --->Please note when you click on this link it will open a seperate window, outside of Diabetes Express  <----

1 Kreugel G, Keers JC, Jongbloed A, Wolffenbuttel BHR. Randomized trial on the influence of the length of
two insulin pen needles on glycemic control and patient preference in obese patients with diabetes. Diab
Tech Ther 2011;13(7): DOI: 10.1089/dia.2011.0010.

2 Kreugel G, Beijer HJM, Kerstens MN, Maaten ter JC, Sluiter WJ, Boot BS. Influence of needle size for subcutaneous insulin administration on metabolic control and patient acceptance. European Diabetes Nursing. 2007: Vol. 4 No. 2.

3 Kreugel G, Keers JC, Jongbloed A, et al. The influence of needle length on glycemic control and patient preference in obese diabetic patients. Diabetes. 2009; 58(S1): 440.

4 Frid, A, et. al: New injection recommendations for patients with diabetes. Diabetes & Metabolism 2010;36: S3-S18.

5 OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard: 29 CFR §1910.1030(c) (1)(iv), paragraphs (A) and (B).

6 Gibney MA, Arce CH, Byron KJ, Hirsch LJ. Skin and subcutaneous adipose layer thickness in adults with diabetes at sites used for insulin injections: implications for needle length recommendations. Curr Med Res Opin. 2010; 26 (6): 1519–1530.

7 Karges B, Boehm BO, Karges W. Early hypoglycaemia after accidental intramuscular injection of insulin glargine. Diabet Med. 2005 Oct;22(10):1444-5.

8 Data on file at BD as of August 2011.