BD™ Insulin Syringe with the BD Ultra-Fine™ Short Needle


The 31-gauge, 8mm (5/16") BD Ultra-Fine™ Short Needle is 37% shorter than a 12.7mm needle.

Consult your doctor before using the BD Ultra-Fine™ Short Needle, and carefully monitor your blood glucose when changing to a shorter needle.

BD insulin syringes are available in three barrel sizes (1mL, ½ mL and 3/10 mL). Sizes are color-coded for easy identification.



People who use the 3/10 mL version of this syringe can choose between a barrel with full-unit markings and BD's 3/10 mL barrel featuring a unique half-unit scale. If you measure doses in half-unit increments, the half-unit markings may help to make your small insulin doses easier and more precise than ever.

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Packaged in boxes of 100, in polybags of 10 for your convenience.


Capacity BD Catalog # NDC/HRI #
1 cc (100 units) 328418 08290-328418
1/2 cc (50 units) 328468 08290-328468
3/10 cc (30 units) 328438 08290-328438
3/10 cc (30 units) with half-unit scale 328440 08290-328440

To ensure maximum safety and comfort, you should never use a syringe more than once. For more details, read about the risks of needle reuse.

All BD insulin syringes are...

  • Engineered with optimal point geometry for maximum comfort and reliability
  • Coated with special Micro-Bonded lubrication for a more comfortable injection
  • Manufactured with a special surgical grade of stainless steel
  • Subject to 100% needle point inspection to assure consistent high quality
  • Non-toxic, non-pyrogenic
  • Not made with natural rubber latex


The BD Diabetes Learning Center describes the causes of diabetes, its symptoms, and diabetes complications such as retinopathy and neuropathy. This site contains detailed information about blood glucose monitoring, insulin injection and safe sharps disposal. Interactive quizzes, educational literature downloads and animated demonstrations help to teach diabetes care skills.

Important Note: The content of this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Do not disregard your doctor's advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in this website.

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