FlexTend for Use with TickleFlex
- Insulin pen holder that extends your selection sites.
- Stabilizes the pen device.
- Prevents the needle from going to deep.
- For use with TickleFlex injection aid (sold separately)
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FlexTend Insulin Pen Holder
FLEXtend is a simple insulin pen holder that enables you to access more injection sites. FLEXtend works in conjunction with TickleFLEX to extend your selection site by stabilizing the pen, therefore preventing the needle from going too deep.
By holding FLEXtend rather than the pen it reverses your grip so your thumb is now at the needle end. Pressing FLEXtend towards your skin causes the pen to slide inwards and depress the insulin delivery button against the blocked end of the tube. So simple but so effective.
When you self inject you use your thumb to depress the insulin ejection button. Holding the pen like that limits where you can reach, so you tend to overuse the most convenient space. This can result in a condition known as lipohypertrophy. It is not just unsightly but compromises the reliable diffusion of the insulin.
The only effective treatment for lipohypertrophy is to rest the affected area and allow it to heal. FLEXtend can double the body area that can be used for injecting. This gives extra space to rotate your sites.
How to use
STEP1. Attach TickleFLEX to your pen. Slide it into FLEXtend and steady it with your thumb through the lip notch.
STEP2. Hold FLEXtend at 90° to your body and push firmly – it will depress the delivery button as the pen slides inside the tube.
|Dimensions||4 × 4 × 1 in|
Insulin Pen Needle Aid