Inhaled insulin within a year


The BBC reports that "A device which allows people with diabetes to inhale, rather than inject, insulin could be licensed for use within a year". This is very good news for Type I diabetics in the UK as the powder based insulin has been given preliminary approval.  Researchers involved with the inhaled insulin testing say this method of delivery is as effective as injecting the insulin, which is currently the only option for fast acting insulin.  It is intended to provide an option for patients who currently have to inject insulin multiple times a day.  The new device carries insulin powder in a blister pack and the patient simply pushes a button and inhales.  I hope this comes to the US soon.

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