This thread is about different insulin pens.
For now I wanted to focus only on the rapid pens for bolusing. Basal insulin has much bigger considerations than just the pen features, but for rapids, a lot of the choice might come down to which pen you prefer.
Features like size, 1/2 unit dosing, the ability to refill the pen, if it is disposable, if it has a last dose reminder, etc., may make a difference for you.
The reason I want to post this is for the simple reason that the pen you use should not be only because it is the one your endo prescribes! It should be because it’s the one that has the best features for you.
I hope the newly diagnosed will be able to take a look at the features and choose the pen that makes the most sense for them.
For me, the most important features are 1/2 units, small, and refillable. That is why my favorite is the KwikPen Junior.
But please contribute and share what you know about bolus insulin pens, and why you think it is the best for you.
Relative size comparison: