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Insulin Pen

An insulin pen is a device for giving insulin shots. The insulin pen looks like a pen.

Inside the pen is a needle and a cartridge filled with insulin. You can set the dose of insulin with a dial on the outside of the pen. You use the pen to give the insulin shot. Both disposable and reusable insulin pens are available.

Last Revised: December 4, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Stephen LaFranchi, MD - Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology

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