Buzzy® has been used to block pain from over 31 million needle procedures. Just like cool running water soothes a burn, Buzzy uses a patented combination of cold and vibration to replace diabetes shot pain with temperature and movement. Over 20 independent clinical trials prove Buzzy® works!
“After months of searching for a way of making daily injections less stressful and painful for our young daughter with type 1 diabetes we eventually found the answer with Buzzy. Amelia uses Buzzy® every day and wont Bee without it. The difference it makes is amazing. ” – Beccy, mother of Amelia.
Buzzy® can help ease the pain associated with finger sticks and injections, making life with diabetes injections easier for kids and adults to manage.
Drug free, clinically proven, trusted by hospitals and safe for every age range.
In a study of kids receiving IV insertions, Buzzy® reduced pain by half compared with topical pain relievers – and by 81 percent compared with doing nothing.
"The use of vibratory stimulation via the Buzzy® unit significantly decreased pain compared to cold spray alone, decreasing pain 1.3 points on the NPRS and 1.76 on the WBPFS (p=.022, .030). The authors conclude Buzzy® "provided a worthwhile decrease on associated injections... cost effective, user friendly, and well tolerated pain management adjunct."
HOW DOES BUZZY® BLOCK PAIN UP TO 80%?
The gate control theory is the basis for the design of Buzzy®.
When nerves receive non-painful signals (such as the vibration or cold of Buzzy), the brain closes the gate on pain signals (like the injection).
Imagine you hit your finger with a hammer. You might instinctively begin to rub it, shake it, or run it under cold water. You are sending non-pain signals through your nerves to close the gate on the pain signals!
So how can Buzzy® work on more distant injections? Well, while gate control happens locally (confusing nerves right where the pain happens) another effective method of pain control uses the brain’s ability to dampen out unwanted signals – as in with intense cold. ❄️
Instead of happening right where the nerves are, an intense degree of cold can work anywhere on the body.
Buzzy®'s patented combination of vibration and cold is proven to block injection pain and decrease the anxiety of shots by up to 80%!
HOW DO I USE BUZZY® FOR MY DIABETIC SHOTS?
For fingersticks, either place Buzzy® at the base of the finger for pricks on the pad, or as close as possible on the side (where there are fewer nerves).
For stomach injections, the nerves run sideways coming around from the back towards the belly button. Again, leave the Buzzy® 30 – 60 seconds (the skin is thinner here, so the cold may get TOO cold), then slide 2cm lateral out to the side and do the injection where the Buzzy® used to be.
“Carlie is type 1 diabetic, she was diagnosed when she was 18 months old. She is currently having 5 injections per day. She is due to have the pump fitted shortly which will certainly be better for her but she will have to have the canula changed every 3 days so Buzzy® will certainly help. She is so pleased with Buzzy® she asked to give you a big thank you. Our daughter also asked us to thank you for making Carlie so happy. Please keep up the good work.”
"Buzzy® is a lifesaver!!! I am a diabetic and on meds to which I am maxed out on them. I have been prescribed Victoza - which is an injectible but due to a really bad needle phobia I cannot take it.I cannot take insulin either because it’s also an injectible. My sugars were extremely high and no where to go with controlling it.Thanks to the Buzzy, I have been able to use the Victoza, keep my sugars down,and have lost a good amount of weight and I feel great and my doctor is happy!"
DR. JENNIFER M
”We are very happy that Buzzy® is here. Kids that endure daily shots will appreciate Buzzy® b/c it is a) cute and b) someone is there to help them. Thanks for helping ease pain. I hope every kid with diabetes gets one. We will take it with us to our next endo appt and show the doctors and take Buzzy® to the dreaded blood draws.”
Distraction can reduce pain by up to 50%, often better than medical pain relief. These brightly colored cards on a convenient snap ring make a parent or staff able to distract like a pro!
LadyBuzz® XL Personal
Ideal for longer needle procedures such as IV starts and blood draws, in a fun ladybug pattern, the XL can also be used to relieve pain from aches and injuries.
Buzzy® Mini Healthcare
Contoured and compact design tucks under a standard tourniquet, or fits easily in the hand to deliver powerful pain blocking right where you need it. Intended for healthcare and multi-patient use, or those that desire a healthcare grade unit.