Our tips to help us stay healthy

Bob and Maria


Bob - Type 2 diabetes

65 years old, entrepreneur

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Taking control and asking questions
My wife and I have become our own experts on diabetes which helps us get on with our lives.

Being confident
From the very beginning, we have ensured that diabetes is only a part of our life.

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Emily - Type 1 diabetes

30 years old, assistant in a public hospital

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Since my childhood, I have been taught that I can do the same activities as everyone else. My life is full, vibrant and dynamic just like many of my friends.

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Ada - Type 2 diabetes

45 years old, employee in a communications agency

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Listening to my body
I have learnt to interpret signs of hypos and hypers.

Improving and adapting my food habits
It has always been important to help me manage my blood glucose.

Taking regular exercises
The exercise bike in the gym is my preferred sport routine!

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Relatives and friends 

Lin - Type 2 diabetes

73 years old, retired civil servant

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Listening to my body
I have let my relatives know what its like to be me. This has always helped them to be supportive and quickly notice when I have hypos or hypers which might need help.

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Healthcare professional 

Garry - Type 2 Diabetes

78, retired labourer

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My nurse gave me some great advice that empowers me on the self-management of my diabetes and on good injection routine and technique.

My pharmacist is close to my home and I see him often. Our relationship is good and I talk to him whenever I pick up my prescriptions.

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Understanding some existing diabetes medical devices

Devices for blood glucose monitoring

Safety Lancets

Standard lancet with lancing device

Safety Lancet

Or safety lancet to prick finger and obtain blood samples

Test script

Test strip and

Blood glucose meter

Blood glucose metre for blood sugar measurement

Devices to manage injections

Non refillable injection pen

Disposable pens

Refillable injection pen

Refillable injection pen

Two types of pen needles

Hub to attach theneedle onto the pen
Outer cap and Inner cap

A conventional pen needle

New generation of pen needle with a built-in removal system

A pen needle with a built-in removal system

Sharps container

Sharps container to dispose used devices

Why changing my pen needle is important

Reusing a pen needle can lead to several problems, including poor glycaemic control, infection and lipohypertrophy1,2,3

Air bubbles in the cartridge and leakage 1

Air bubbles in the cartridge and leakage

Needle blockage and clogging1

Needle blockage and clogging

Accumulation of bacteria on the needle 2

Accumulation of bacteria on the needle

Needle bending 3

Needle bending

Breakage of the needle tip 3

Breakage of the needle tip

Whole needle breakage 3

Whole needle breakage

Following the good injection routine


Good injection routines                                                                    Lipohypotrophy

Discover Unifine® Pentips® Plus...

...and how it fits in with our lives

Unifine Pentips Plus

Available in 4mm, 5mm, 6mm and 12mm

*Compatible with all major injection pens


This pen needle is designed for my comfort

Pen needle


It’s easy to handle thanks to its unique size and grip seal

Easy to handle unique grip and seal


Easy to remove pen needle thanks to the built in removal system

Easy to remove pen needle - built in removal system


It’s reassuring. The audible click and padlock indicates that the pen needle I have used is safely secured in the container*

Audible click and padlock


Compatible with all diabetic medication injection pens*