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BD Needles 31G x 8mm Penta Point

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Ed2009, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. Ed2009

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    In our last visit to the endo, we were presented with a full box of some new BD needles, 31g x 8mm, with the Penta Point feature. This is a different shaping of the needle tip, that rather than having 3 edges, it has 5.

    DS says he wouldn't feel the needle, and truth is that when I correct him at night (while asleep), the insertion force that used to be very small with the other needles, here is truly nil.

    Now, I'm trying to get the hold of some boxes of these needles, and I can see the conventional BD needles all over the place, I can see the 31g x 5mm with PentaPoint, but I'm unable to locate the BD 31g x 8mm Penta Point ones.

    Now, can anyone drop me a web address where to get them? I'm "self insured", so it doesn't matter where I buy them.

    Help's very much appreciated!
     
  2. virgo39

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    Have you asked a pharmacist if they can be ordered? The BD website has a toll free telephone number -- I used it when I was trying to track down Nano syringes. 8mm sounds long, though.
     
  3. mmgirls

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    why not use the 5mm, shorter ones that you have found?
     
  4. katerinas

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    Thanks for the Info I just ordered the 4mm 32G pentapoint !
     
  5. Ed2009

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    Virgo39, Of course! I'll try the toll free number. Thanks for smarting me up! Didn't think of the obvious.

    Katerinas, let me know if you think it really goes in softer, or maybe is just my imagination.

    mmgirls: We were using 5mm, but the endo/educator said that they thought they were a bit shallow for the age of the boy (14). Anyway, discomfort did not increase or anything like it.

    Thanks to all for your answers. I'll try the 1-800.
     
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  7. katerinas

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    If you go to the BD site you will see a survey that they have done that actually says that it is better for all to use shorter needles.
     

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