Diabetes is one of the most prevalent diseases in the world. It has been projected that worldwide approximately over 425 million people are currently living with diabetes. India has become one of the epicenters of the epidemic, with 74 million people suffering from diabetes today and shockingly nearly 70 per cent of Indian diabetics have uncontrolled diabetes.
The theme for World Diabetes Day 2018 – 2019 is “The Family and Diabetes” which aims to raise awareness about the impact of diabetes on the family and how to provide a support network to those who are affected by diabetes
India’s disease burden is shifting. Due to pollution and unhealthy diets and lifestyle, a large number of the population is now suffering from non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Of these, diabetes is of epidemic proportions.
Speaking on World Diabetes Day, Rajiv Nath, Joint Managing Director of Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices (HMD) who is launching their Insulin Pen Needles in Europe at the Medical Forum Medica at Düsseldorf, Germany today said: “We are excited to launch our DispoVan Insulin Pen Needles to provide better comfort for people with diabetes at Medica on the occasion of World Diabetes Day.”
“We are particularly excited about the prospects of our latest offering which will end world monopoly of few expensive MNC brands,” Nath added.
“With the global launch of ‘Dispovan Insulin Pen Needle’ we will contribute towards our ongoing commitment of making healthcare affordable for people worldwide,” said Pardeep Sareen, Pradeep Sarin – Marketing Head of HMD.
“The Dispovan Insulin pen needle is a precision engineered, yet affordable sterile single use pen needle, which can be universally fitted on all international brands of Insulin Pens,” explained Pradeep Sarin. We have had a very encouraging and excellent feedback from the India launch and now are excited to enter the global market.
For long this product segment has been dominated and access limited internationally to 2-3 expensive MNC brands from USA, Europe and Japan and now we break into this exclusive supply club. This is a very challenging and complex product to make and requires very precision engineered moulding grinding and assembling technology to ensure pain free injections.
At the same time we are aiming to make these needles competitive and affordable, so patients do not tend to reuse needles. Re-use does not only lead to a more painful experience but can also lead to infections and complications.
Hindustan Syringes & Medical Devices (HMD) one of the largest manufacturers of Disposable Syringes in the World and the largest for Auto Disable syringes in May 2018 launched the competitive , India’s First “Made in India” Dispovan Insulin Pen Needle” to provide better comfort for people with diabetes earlier this year in India and now internationally at the Medica Exhibition in Germany.