Written by Bina Naik | 
Medically Reviewed by dr. reeja tharu, M.Phil.,Ph.D on Oct 08, 2018

New Technologies

Apart from the above delivery devices, a lot of research is ongoing for the newer modes of insulin delivery. Artificial pancreas, islet cell transplant, non-invasive insulin delivery, includingoral, transdermal, nanotechnology-based and gene therapy-based ones, are under research. The aim of all these newer devices is to make it more user- friendly and ensure that the patient easily accepts the insulin. Efforts are also on to develop a diabetes vaccine.

One of the most promising modes of delivery under investigation is that of inhaled insulin. Here, the insulin is delivered through the nasal route unlike the current subcutaneous mode. Thus the insulin is transported through the lungs. Absorption of insulin takes place in the blood stream through the alveolar walls of the lungs.

Reference:

  1. BD home sharps container - (http://www.bddiabetes.com/us/yourinsulin/syringes_othermethods.asp)

Comments

jasper Sunday, May 17, 2009

Seem like its a great idea no needles yaeee its worth a try

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