What is U40 insulin syringe?

A U40 insulin syringe is designed specifically for use with U40 insulin. U40 insulin refers to insulin that has a concentration of 40 units per 1 milliliter (mL).
This means that 1 mL of U40 insulin contains 40 units of insulin. Standard insulin usually has a concentration of U100, meaning 100 units per 1 mL. However, U40 insulin allows for more precise dosing, especially for smaller doses.
A U40 insulin syringe will have extra graduation markings to accurately measure doses in 0.5 unit increments from 0 – 20 units.
Standard insulin syringes only measure in 1-unit increments.
The smaller doses with U40 insulin syringes make them well-suited for:
• Children with type 1 diabetes, who typically require smaller insulin doses
• People on very low doses of insulin, such as some people with type 2 diabetes in summary, a U40 insulin syringe:
• Has extra fine graduation markings to accurately measure doses from 0 – 20 units in 0.5 unit increments
• Is designed specifically for use with U40 concentration insulin, which contains 40 units per 1 mL
• Allows for more precise dosing of small insulin amounts, especially for children and some adults on low doses


Post time: Jul-04-2023

Post time: 2023-07-25
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