Diabetes Treatment

Insulin Inhaler

One new device for insulin application to the body is the insulin inhaler. This new device has been approved by the FDA and American Diabetes Association. It can be used in diabetes mellitus which is a common condition in which the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high because the body is unable to use it properly. This is because the body’s method of converting glucose into energy is not working, as it should. Through this device, you can inhale insulin, the first time in diabetes medication history. This is a highly innovative product that has potential enough to improve the quality of life for millions of people with diabetes. For further information, read Here Are Some Medications For Diabetes.

Insulin injections are given to 5 million people in US alone. All these people can get relief from injection with this device. But, it is meant for people of 18 years and above currently. It is fast acting diabetes treatment and is meant to be used at mealtime, to take care of the sudden sharp spur in blood sugar. Some people including all those with type 1 diabetes will still have to take a slow acting injectable insulin that continues to work between meals.

Insulin inhaler also has some side effects like intermittent low blood sugar, coughing, shortness of breath and dry mouth. Other disadvantage of this device is that patients may find it more obtrusive in comparison to the currently available devices for injectable insulin, such as insulin pens, which have become substantially painless due to the size of the needles. Still, insulin inhaler appears to be safe. It carries hope for the future that you will not have to undergo the needle again.