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    New insulin Delivery System

    Post by Mud Island Dweller on Fri Oct 03 2014, 14:43

    Anyone on insulin seen this and make any comments on it. so far only tested on pigs but designed for folks like diabetics and certain other meds.
    http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/new-drug-delivery-system-could-replace-injections
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    Re: New insulin Delivery System

    Post by mo1905 on Fri Oct 03 2014, 14:47

    Looks interesting. Wonder how they would deal with the ever changing variable doses though ? Still, be nice to eventually get away from needles. Still seems rather barbaric really. Even BG testing will hopefully be blood free within a few years or so.


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    Re: New insulin Delivery System

    Post by Paul1976 on Fri Oct 03 2014, 15:02

    @mo1905 wrote:Looks interesting. Wonder how they would deal with the ever changing variable doses though ? Still, be nice to eventually get away from needles. Still seems rather barbaric really. Even BG testing will hopefully be blood free within a few years or so.

    I was wondering the same Mo,how will it work for correction doses? and also there would be no flexibility either as with a set dose in a pill you'd literally have to carb up just to feed the insulin plus everyone's speed of digestion is different so some folks may be caught out with highs and lows...Personally I'm hoping for inhaleable insulin which would have more flexibility plus is less barbaric on the GI tract.


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    Re: New insulin Delivery System

    Post by Mud Island Dweller on Fri Oct 03 2014, 15:05

    l wondered about how flexible it would be as well.
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    Re: New insulin Delivery System

    Post by mo1905 on Fri Oct 03 2014, 15:08

    The simple fact that studies like this are happening is a good sign though. I avg approx 180 injections a month which is crazy in terms of needles alone. My guess is that within 5 years we will be testing and injecting needle free ( fingers crossed ).


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    Re: New insulin Delivery System

    Post by Paul1976 on Fri Oct 03 2014, 15:12

    True...it offers hope that they're trying out lot's of theories in the hope of eliminating needles,especially for the Type 1 kids. Smile


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    Re: New insulin Delivery System

    Post by Dillinger on Fri Oct 03 2014, 16:20

    5mm long needles though? My current pen needles are only 4 mm long.

    It sounds like a torture device!
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    Re: New insulin Delivery System

    Post by Paul1976 on Fri Oct 03 2014, 16:34

    @Dillinger wrote:5mm long needles though? My current pen needles are only 4 mm long.

    It sounds like a torture device!

    I was hoping they meant to say that the capsule had 5 seperate 1mm needles for delivery which is bad enough when it's your small intestine but 5mm???!! affraid affraid If that's the case then I'll definitely pass on that one! Twisted Evil


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    Re: New insulin Delivery System

    Post by mo1905 on Fri Oct 03 2014, 16:40

    Paul wrote:
    @Dillinger wrote:5mm long needles though? My current pen needles are only 4 mm long.

    It sounds like a torture device!

    I was hoping they meant to say that the capsule had 5 seperate 1mm needles for delivery which is bad enough when it's your small intestine but 5mm???!! affraid affraid  If that's the case then I'll definitely pass on that one! Twisted Evil

    You may have a lot of trouble actually "passing" it lol ! Ouch :-)


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