Novo Nordisk’s Insulin Pen for Children
More than 400,000 children are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes each year. These children have to be injected with insulin and some older children inject themselves with the insulin several times a day.
Novo Nordisk’s Insulin Pen
The Novo Nordisk Insulin pen won the award for best design. This pen was designed especially for children. The pen was designed by taking the specific needs of a child in to mind before hitting the drawing the board. Children in most cases lead more active lives than adults with diabetes. While diabetics may go, off to work it is easier for an adult to inject himself or herself with insulin in the workplace than it is for a child to do an injection at school. Adults have a better understanding about diabetes and how serious of a disease it is. Children (except diabetic ones) do not therefore putting a child in an awkward position at school.
The Pens Special Features
Not only does the child no longer have to carry a syringe or three and a bottle of insulin to school everyday the pen records the dose and the time of the last injection. These features are very helpful and for some child necessary despite have diabetes children are still children and they loss track of time when enjoying themselves.
"The pen is easy for children to use and the memory function will be very important," says Dr Birthe Olsen, Chief Physician, Department of Pediatrics at Glostrup Hospital. "Parents will get reassurance that their child has taken their insulin at school - helping to give them independence at a younger age." This also gives the parents a peace of mind!