Healthcare Professionals & Carers

NeedleBay has been specifically designed in close consultation with healthcare professionals and those with diabetes. NeedleBay provides an innovative solution to a number of significant issues faced by those with diabetes every day and importantly significantly improves patient safety. The product benefits are as follows:-

Greater Control & Organisation of Diabetes Medication

Becoming diagnosed with diabetes is clearly life-changing and controlling daily medication is undoubtedly a challenge. The need to manage diabetes medication effectively is crucial to maintaining a healthy life, but the burden leaves many people struggling for control.

NeedleBay provides a unique and effective way of organising your diabetes medication. This simple, compact device can store your insulin needles and tablets for the coming day, giving you complete peace of mind. The NeedleBay system also allows you to prepare your insulin needles and tablets for up to 7 days in advance making your daily routine much easier.

Reminder System & Proof of Insulin Dose

Insulin can be a difficult medication to properly dose. It can be fairly easy to accidentally overdose or miss injections. An insulin overdose or hypoglycaemia can be extremely dangerous or even fatal. Whether it’s due to a busy lifestyle or an impaired memory, the question for many with diabetes is “Did I take my insulin today?”

NeedleBay provides those with diabetes a unique and innovative insulin reminder and proof-of-dose system. By securing your new needles for the coming day in the NeedleBay daily pods, you can quickly see how many injections you have or haven’t had by looking through the transparent lids of the needle compartments. You will see either new needles with their sealed lids or used needles with no sealed lids. This importantly also provides “proof-of-dose”. Needlebay is very simple to use and is also an extremely effective insulin reminder system.

Needle Storage (New & Used Needles)

Convenient safe storage of new and used needles is an issue for many with diabetes, especially when out and about.

NeedleBay provides a universal needle storage device for both new and used needles. The new needles are easily loaded into the NeedleBay daily pods and safely secured with the unique NeedleBay ClickLok system.

Single Use of Needles

There is increasingly clear evidence that not rotating sites and reusing needles is the primary cause of a condition called Lipohypertrophy. Lipohypertrophy causes serious glycaemia variation and can lead to hypos and hypers. Needlebay helps to prevent Lipohypertrophy by providing the new needles required for the coming day in a compact and convenient device, therefore promoting the single use of needles.

Needle Safety

Unfortunately needlestick injuries or finger prick accidents happen too frequently amongst Health Care Professionals (HCPs) and those with diabetes who take insulin. For HCPs helping someone to inject their insulin, there is clearly a risk of needlestick injuries and infection. For those injecting themselves, there is always the risk of finger pricks, which are annoying and can lead to a fear of needles.

NeedleBay’s unique needle handling system makes using needles much safer, before and after use. There is NO need to touch the needles when attaching or removing the needle to and from the injection pen, or even the need to recap the needle after use. Importantly, the used needle remains safely held in the NeedleBay pod until it is convenient to dispose of safely in a sharps bin, again without having to touch the needle. As there is no need to touch the needles when using them and storing them after use, the risk of needlestick injuries and finger prick accidents is significantly reduced.

For HCPs, NeedleBay provides a cost-effective needle safety solution in line with the new Sharps Safety Directive 2010/32/EU published in May 2013. The directive requires that there is NO recapping of needles and that there is also safe storage of the used needles as close as possible to the point of us. Both of these issues are resolved by NeedleBay.

Needle Handling

The insulin pen needles are quite small and fiddly to handle, even for the most dexterous. The handling of needles and injection pens can be difficult or even impossible for the many people who also suffer with poor dexterity. This is quite often caused by diabetic neuropathy which affects both sensory and motor nerves. The damaged nerves can cause the loss of coordination, muscle weakness together with muscle twitching and cramps.

NeedleBay has been ergonomically designed to be held easily and comfortably in the palm of the hand. With the needles already preloaded into the NeedleBay pod, there is NO need to handle the needles whilst attaching or removing them to and from the injection pen. NeedleBay provides simple, easy and safe handling of needles whatever your age or ability.

System for home & travelling

The NeedleBay system is ideal for all situations whether at home, out for the day or away travelling. With NeedleBay daily modules that can be prepared in advance, you can be confident that you’ll have what you need wherever you are.

A solution for all ages

Unfortunately diabetes is not constrained to a particular age group and can affect anyone from 5 to 95 years of age. NeedleBay works for all ages, from children who need to take medication to school, to pensioners who just need help to get organised.

Saves Time

Using Needlebay to organise and manage your diabetes medication saves time. Having your diabetes medication all in place and ready for use makes using your medication quick and easy.

Independent Living

People are living longer and want to spend more time in their own homes. Living independently gives older people choice and control over the support they need to go about their everyday lives. Needlebay fits perfectly into this choice for those with diabetes, offering a solution for dose management, a failsafe reminder system and an ergonomic design with a simple method for safe handling of needles, even for those people with poor dexterity or eyesight.

Cost effective

The high quality robust NeedleBay pods means that the cost of NeedleBay equates to only a few pence a day.

Not much to spend for complete peace of mind.