BD AutoShield Duo™ pen needle

Keep safety injections short and simple

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The BD AutoShield Duo™ pen needle is a safety pen needle that comes in a 5-mm size to facilitate safe insulin injections. Featuring automatic dual-protection shields on both ends of the needle, it helps prevent needlestick exposure and injury during injection and disposal. Conveniently, the BD AutoShield Duo™ pen needle is compatible with leading diabetes medication pens in the United States.


Features and Benefits

  • Reduced risk of needlestick injury (NSI)

    The pen needle features shields over both the front-end and back-end needles and does not require a pinch-up.*

  • OSHA compliance

    The pen needle helps meet the OSHA requirement to evaluate safer devices as they become available.1

  • Single-handed injection technique

    To minimize the risk of NSI through a skinfold, the use of shorter (4-mm and 5-mm) pen needles without a skinfold is recommended.2*

  • Reduced IM Injection Risk

    By delivering subcutaneous injections, the 5-mm pen needle helps reduce the risk of intramuscular (IM) injections.1

  • Thin Wall Technology

    Our needles retain their fine external dimensions but with a wider inner diameter.

Notes and References

* Children from 2 to 6 years old, extremely lean adults or people with loose skin may need to use a pinch-up technique.

1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Bloodborne pathogens. 29 CFR §1910.1030.

2. Frid AH, Kreugel G, Grassi G, et al. New insulin delivery recommendations. Mayo Clin Proc. 2016;91(9):1231-1255.

3. American Diabetes Association. Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes-2022, Diabetes Care 2022;45(Suply.1):S1-S212


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