From Bellevue, Washington, USA:
I am a 43 year old Type 1 diabetic. A friend told me she read somewhere that there is a new treatment being developed which involves wearing a patch on the skin. Do you know anything about this patch?
The treatment of Type 1A (autoimmune) diabetes is still insulin by injection although there have been encouraging early results with the use of inhaled insulin. I think the patch that you read about must have been the one that is part of the GlucoWatch system. This is an instrument for measuring blood sugars that is about twice the size of a large men's wristwatch and provides three readings per hour. Final FDA approval is expected soon and the instrument may be available commercially before the end of 1999.
Original posting 13 Aug 1999
Posted to Research: Monitoring
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:04
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by Children With Diabetes, Inc, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2014. Comments and Feedback.