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Question:

Do you have anymore information on the newest studies of the inhalant that is being tested for Type 1 diabetics? Is this procedure being tested on humans at this time and if so, where?

Answer:

Look at the ADA 1998 Scientific Sessions which will give you an up-to-date summary of work in the U.S. There is another group in Auckland, New Zealand exploring another system. None of these are yet available for general use. The main issues are accurate calibration of the dose, possible long term effects and the problems of respiratory infections; but initial results certainly look optimistic though there will still be a need for one injection of long acting insulin per day. I hope this points you in the right direction.

DO'B

[Editor's comment: The studies have been done in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes (see Inhaled insulin, by aerosol delivery device at the Diabetes Monitor, for more details). WWQ]

Original posting 1 Jul 1998
Posted to Research: Other and Insulin

  
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