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Types of pens
A number of companies make insulin pens including Novo Nordisk, Aventis and Eli Lilly. These companies produce pens for most of their insulins, including novolog, humalog (also known as insulin lispro), levemir and lantus.
There are two pen systems: replaceable cartridge and prefilled.
One significant advantage of pens is their ease of use. To use a pen:
Insulin pens have a number of advantages:
Unlike the traditional syringe, pens are usually restricted to full or half unit dosing. You are also not able to mix two different insulins in the same pen. In addition, insurance coverage for insulin pens in the United States may vary widely.
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