Definitions

Injection Ports

Diabetapedia definition: Provides an alternative to daily injections and has a cannula that is inserted into the tissue beneath the skin. An adhesive patch or dressing holds the port in place on top of the skin. The patient injects through the port with a needle and syringe or an insulin pen. The port remains in place for several days until it is replaced. Use of an injection port can reduce the number of skin punctures to one every few days to apply a new port.

Reference for Review: National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse



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