Injection Devices

The treatment of diabetes may involve the injection of insulin(s) and/or GLP-1 agonists.  Below you'll find links to PDF instructions for these and other devices, listed according to pharmaceutical company. Effort is made to update materials when injection devices change; however, always refer to each company's main website for the most recent information and educational materials regarding their pens. 

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Injection Aids 

There are currently two different types of injection port devices available in Canada: Medtronic I-Port Advance Injection Port® and Insuflon Catheter®. Indications for use may include fear of pain of injection, allergy to needles and/or limited injection sites due to lypohypertrophy. When instructing patients on either device ensure they have read the user guide with emphasis on the following safety recommendations: 

  • Do not use port if blood sugar is greater than 14 mmol/L and/or ketones are present. Injection port may need to be removed and replaced. (DCC recommendation - not in user manual). 
  • Check blood sugar 1-3 hours after first infusing insulin through port to ensure working properly. 
  • Avoid applying and using new port before betime unless blood sugar can be checked 1-3 hours after. 

MEDTRONIC 

Medtronic I-Port Advance Injection Port user guide 

General information along with instructional video: https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/products/i-port-advance

AUTO CONTROL MEDICAL 

Insuflon Catheter user guide 

General information along with instructional video: http://intrapump.com/product/insuflon/

Injection Pens 

ASTRA-ZENECA EXENATIDE INJECTION PENS

LILLY INJECTION PENS

Memoir and Savvio Insulin Pens

Trulicity (Dulaglutide) Pens (0.75 and 1.5 mg pens)​

NOVO-NORDISK

FlexTouch Disposable

NovoPen 4

NovoPen Echo: half units and memory function

Ozempic (semaglutide) Pen

Victoza (liraglutide) Pen

SANOFI