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.
- Insulin Start Resources
- Forum for Injection Teachniques (FIT)
- Inpatient AHS - BD Autoshield Duo Safety Needle
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.
General information along with instructional video: https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/products/i-port-advance
AUTO CONTROL MEDICAL
General information along with instructional video: http://intrapump.com/product/insuflon/
ASTRA-ZENECA EXENATIDE INJECTION PENS
LILLY INJECTION PENS
Memoir and Savvio Insulin Pens
English KwikPen (Disposable)
Trulicity (Dulaglutide) Pens (0.75 and 1.5 mg pens)
Ozempic (semaglutide) Pen
Victoza (liraglutide) Pen