Endocrinology

How Does an Insulin Pen Fit Into Pet Diabetes Management?

Linda J. I. Horspool, BVMS, PhD, DECVPT, MRCVS
Merck Animal Health
Boxmeer, The Netherlands

PROCEEDINGS: NAVC Conference 2014 Small Animal

In human medicine insulin pens have been used since the mid-1980s and were developed to reduce the physical, cognitive, and emotional burden of diabetes management. Insulin pens are considered easier and more discreet to use and dose insulin more accurately, compared to vials and syringes. They are also associated with improved user confidence, treatment satisfaction, and quality of life and have been shown to improve health economics and adherence to insulin therapy. Improving adherence to...