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The adult patient’s passport to safer use of insulin

Developed in Leicester in collaboration with the NPSA, consultant nurses and specialists in diabetes The Safe Use of Insulin and You is a shorter 'patient information booklet', which can be used to support adult patients on insulin therapy. 

The Safe Use of Insulin and You can be used in partnership with the patient-held record (the Insulin Passport) which documents the patient’s current insulin products and enables a safety check for prescribing, dispensing and administration. 

Both these document improve patient safety by empowering patients as they take an active role in their treatment with insulin.

The leaflet, which can be download at the bottom of this page, contains information on:


  • The Right insulin
  • The Right dose
  • The Right way
  • The Right time
  • Hypoglycaemia

The Safe Use of Insulin and You can be downloaded below. 

If you would like further information in implementing this booklet in your own NHS Trust please contact or or Michael Bonar

Chameleon Copy and Print is the national supplier for the production of the Safe Use of Insulin leaflets. If you have been in contact with either June James or Michael Bonar regarding personalising the leaflet with your trust logo (at a cost of £100) and would now like some copies printed please read the information and costs below.



The Safe Use of Insulin and You leaflet

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Personalised Insulin Leaflet information and Printing Price List (PDF 192KB)

Please download the price list and order requirements Download Document