For pen users who prefer not to see the needle, the NovoPen PenMate is just what they need to make pen injections less stressful. The PenMate replaces part of a NovoPen with a larger body which hides the needle prior to injection. A simple button press triggers the PenMate to insert the needle automatically. Think of the PenMate as an Inject-Ease for Novo's insulin pens. For needle-phobic pens users, the PenMate is Highly Recommended.
The photographs below show a NovoPen PenMate with a NovoPen Junior both cocked (pen needle hidden) and triggered (pen needle exposed):
The PenMate with a NovoPen Junior, showing the PenMate cocked. After putting on the pen needle, you pull back on the NovoPen part, locking it in place with the needle hidden. This is how it looks prior to an injection.
The PenMate after pressing the yellow trigger, showing the pen needle exposed on the left. With the needle now under the skin, you would press the end of the NovoPen Junior to deliver the insulin dose.
The PenMate is very easy to use, even for kids. This short MPEG video shows the PenMate in action.
PenMate works only with a NovoPen 3 and NovoPen Junior pen injector. For more information see the NovoPen PenMate web page.
Novo Nordisk, Inc.
100 College Road West
Princeton, NJ 08540
1-800-727-6500 Toll Free in the United States
July 3, 2003
Last Updated: Monday March 20, 2006 14:22:10
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