Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Texas, USA:

Do you know of any insulin pens/cartridges for Humalog that currently come in one-half unit increments? We used to use the BD mini pen with Humalog cartridges that are no longer made. Of all of the types of Humalog pens and cartridges, we can only find those that administer one unit increments of insulin, which is often inappropriate for a child. I am familiar with the NovoLog one-half unit pen (NovoPen Jr.), but NovoLog does not work for my child.


The only insulin pens I know of that can dose in one-half unit increments are the NovoPen Jr. and the BD Pen Mini, which has been discontinued.


[Editor's comment: One way of administering very small doses, including half units, of insulin via syringe is through the use of diluted insulin. You may wish to discuss this with your child's diabetes team. BH]

Original posting 10 Mar 2006
Posted to Insulin


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:06
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.