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Injection Pens for Insulin and GLP-1 Agonists

What They Do: Injection pens are used for injecting a drug in a patient-friendly way that is easier than using a syringe. For diabetes, they are most often used for either insulin injections (type 1 and type 2 diabetes) or GLP-1 agonists (type 2 diabetes).

Useful Links:

NovoPen Echo for NovoLog – Made for Novolog (insulin aspart), this pen is the first available with half-unit dosing, also keeps track of time since previous injection.

Timesulin Injection Timer Pen Cap – This add-on pen cap keeps track of the last time a user injected a drug, making sure users never miss a dose!

Novo Nordisk Levemir FlexTouch Pen – A thumb-friendly pen for Levemir (insulin detemir).

BD Medical Autoshield Duo Pen – This pen needle uses shields to hide the needle from sight at all times.

AstraZeneca's Bydureon Pen – This once-weekly GLP-1 agonist pen improves convenience from previous models, but still requires reconstitution and wait time.

Lilly's Ready to Use Once-Weekly GLP-1 Agonist Trulicity – The first available once-weekly ready to use GLP-1 agonist, with no reconstitution process necessary.

Lilly's Humalog KwikPen – The first FDA approved concentrated mealtime insulin, designed for insulin lispro. Available in Europe and the US.

Medtronic Injection Port Helps Address Needlephobia* – Hate needles? This injection port is designed to minimize needlephobia during the injection process.

*While not a pen itself, this Port is designed for use with injection pens

**Please note, this page is not a comprehensive list of all of the available resources or products available. All links are organized chronologically within their respective sections.