Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What sizes and gauges are available for the AIMSCO Insulin Syringes?
A: AIMSCO Insulin Syringes are available in:
• 28g - 1cc, .5cc and .3cc (1/2" MaxiComfort)
• 29g - 1cc, .5cc and .3cc (1/2" MaxiComfort II)
• 30g - 1cc, .5cc and .3cc (5/16" Ultra-Thin)
• 31g - 1cc, .5cc and .3cc (5/16" Ultra-Thin II)

Q: What does gauge mean when referring to insulin syringes?
A: The gauge of a needle is how thick or thin the needle is. The larger the gauge number, the thinner the needle.

Q: Does AIMSCO offer pen needles?
A: Yes, we offer pen needles in 4 sizes. We have the 29g 1/2" needle, the 31g 3/16" mini needle, the 31g 5/16" short needle
and the 31g 1/4" short needle.

Q: Do syringes have an expiration date?
A: No, insulin syringes do not have an expiration date.

Q: Can insulin syringes be reused?
A: AIMSCO Insulin Syringes are designed and labeled for single use only.

Q: How do I properly dispose of syringes?
A: Please check with your local health department for the rules on properly disposing of syringes. Do not throw loose syringes, lancets or pen needles into the trash.

Q: What is Diabetes?
A: Diabetes is a metabolism disorder. It occurs when the pancreas cannot make enough/any insulin or the body is unable to properly process the insulin that the pancreas makes.

Q: What is Insulin?
A: Insulin is a hormone that is created by the pancreas. Insulin helps the body absorb the glucose from food in order to give it energy.

Q: What are some symptoms of diabetes?
A: The most common symptoms of diabetes are: increased thirst, increased appetite, a frequent need to urinate, and weight loss even though you may be eating more.

Q: What are some types of diabetes?
A: The three main types of diabetes are: Type I (your body doesn't produce insulin), Type II (your body doesn't produce enough or process insulin properly), and Gestational Diabetes ( you develop this during pregnancy).