1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2022 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Insulin pens

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Nicko2K, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Nicko2K

    Nicko2K Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    52
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Just out of curiosity i wondered what insulin pens everybody was using? And have you changed pens for any reason? Im currenty using the novo pen 4. Think its okay, have a silver and blue version, wish it did half measures though. Thanks :)

    Type 1 Diabetic: (Novorapid/Levemir) Diagnosed 2014: Extremely handsome: Always smiling :)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
    Retired Moderator

    Messages:
    23,618
    Likes Received:
    19,625
    Trophy Points:
    278
    I use the NovoPen Echo which is great little pen, it has a memory function and also doses in half units, for my basal I use the Lantus Solostar disposable pens.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  3. SGT Tiddles

    SGT Tiddles Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    43
    I have a novopen echo for my novorapid and a novopen 4 for my levemir.


    Sent from the Diabetes Forum App
     
  4. dtennant9

    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    714
    Likes Received:
    777
    Trophy Points:
    133
    I use the NovoPen Echo for my Bolus. Used to use the disposable ones but they were only full units and the Echo is really good as I can take half units.
    I still use disposable pens for my Lantus.
     
  5. johnmtp

    johnmtp Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Novopen Echo also for my Bolus. Lantus is a disposable.
     
  6. DonnaC-T

    DonnaC-T Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    295
    Likes Received:
    198
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Novopen Echo for bolus and Clikstar for Lantus. I love the half doses x
     
  7. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
    Retired Moderator

    Messages:
    23,618
    Likes Received:
    19,625
    Trophy Points:
    278

    Me too, the half unit dosing is great. Wonder how long the battery lasts in the Echo before it fails, sure I've had mine well over a year now.
     
  8. dtennant9

    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    714
    Likes Received:
    777
    Trophy Points:
    133
    I'm at just about a year with mine and still going strong.
    They did give me two though so got another for when this one fails.


    Sent from the Diabetes Forum App
     
  9. Nicko2K

    Nicko2K Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    52
    Trophy Points:
    58
    The echo seems popular, i didnt get the choice unfortunately. Might see if can get novopen 5, if its out yet! heard its alot like echo.

    Type 1 Diabetic: (Novorapid/Levemir) Diagnosed 2014: Extremely handsome: Always smiling :)
     
  10. SpikeThacker

    SpikeThacker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    81
    Trophy Points:
    58
    novarapid flexpen & luntus solostar. no problems atm
    i didn't get a choise, so i know no different
     
  11. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
    Retired Moderator

    Messages:
    23,618
    Likes Received:
    19,625
    Trophy Points:
    278
    Just had a quick look at the NovoPen 5 and it is available, it looks very much like the Echo except it doesn't do half units.
     
  12. SGT Tiddles

    SGT Tiddles Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    43
    The 5 goes up to 60 units in 1 unit increments and the echo goes up to 30 in half unit increments.


    Sent from the Diabetes Forum App
     
  13. spaceman

    spaceman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    97
    Trophy Points:
    68
    type 1 novorapid/ lantus diagnosed oct 2013
     
  14. Nicko2K

    Nicko2K Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    52
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Oh was looking forward to abit more accuracy from the novo's. Ohwell thanks for the disappointing info lol

    Type 1 Diabetic: (Novorapid/Levemir) Diagnosed 2014: Extremely handsome: Always smiling :)
     
  15. babyboscher

    babyboscher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    47
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Novorapid/Levemir
    Diagnosed 9 years and starting to get on track
     
  16. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
    Retired Moderator

    Messages:
    23,618
    Likes Received:
    19,625
    Trophy Points:
    278
    Just ask your Dr or DSN for a prescription for the NovoPen Echo, they won't routinely offer you new pens as they come on the market so you do need to request them.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  17. TP051

    TP051 Researcher · Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    We are a group consisting of 4 students from Tampines Junior College in Singapore and are conducting a research for our ‘A’ level Project Work coursework which is based on diabetes.
    We have made a survey to find out more about how we can improve the process of administering insulin.
    We would be extremely grateful if you could help us in our research by partaking in the survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/130idUjic_MqGezSq1nKvBWAC1Zl-8NlT19ZrA1_J9AE/viewform
    Thank you :)
     
  18. s-s-i-i-c-c-k-k

    s-s-i-i-c-c-k-k Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    43
    I use NovoPen Demi for fast-acting insulin and Solostar for Lantus. When I was diagnosed they gave me Clickstar for Lantus and I loved it. The mere reason of switching to Solostar was because it's the most used one in my country.
     
  19. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Messages:
    16,817
    Likes Received:
    12,101
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Hi,

    I use the Clikstar for Lantus. Nice pen. More robust than it looks..
     
  20. s-s-i-i-c-c-k-k

    s-s-i-i-c-c-k-k Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Clickstar has been my favorite one. I miss its quality a lot.
     
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook