Children with diabetes often take very small amounts of insulin. Half-unit dosing is common. The ReliOn Short Needle 3/10 cc syringe offers half-unit markings to make it easier to measure low insulin doses.
Young children are especially good candidates for this syringe, since they often have less body fat than older kids and adults. Infants are also good candidates, because they are so small. If you or your child has been using a syringe with a 29 gauge, 1/2 inch needle, you should consult with your doctor before making a change. You might notice absorption differences due to the short needle. Because the needle on this syringe is so short, you should inject at a 90 degree angle to ensure that the insulin is injected properly.
The ReliOn Short Needle Syringe, especially the 3/10 cc version, is highly recommended for children with diabetes. ReliOn products are available exclusively at Wal-Mart stores.
The ReliOn 3/10 cc Short Needle syringe (botton) compared to the B-D UltraFine II syringe (top). Both are 30 unit syringes, but the ReliOn has half-unit markings, visible at the bottom of the syringe. Click to view a larger image.
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