First Case Report: Breakage of an Insulin Pen Needle in Subcutaneous Tissue
- *Corresponding Author:
- Najya A Attia
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University
for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 09, 2017; Accepted date: March 03, 2017; Published date: March 10, 2017
Citation: Attia NA, Marzouk YI, Marzouk NI (2017) First Case Report: Breakage of an Insulin Pen Needle in Subcutaneous Tissue. Diabetes Case Rep 2:119. doi: 10.4172/2572-5629.1000119
Copyright: © 2017 Attia NA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The majority of patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) uses an insulin pen for convenience, accessibility, accuracy and reduced injection pain. We report the first case of an insulin pen needle breaking off at the base and becoming embedded in the soft tissue of the abdominal wall. The mother of a 4-year-old boy with T1D injected the boy with long acting insulin using an insulin pen while he was sleeping. He kicked his mother dislodging the needle from the pen and embedding it in the soft tissue of the abdominal wall.