Diabetes Care

Automatic Insulin Delivery Systems

Automatic insulin delivery systems help to keep blood glucose level under control. Administering insulin with different methods aims to improve patient's comfort and convenience. Following types of devices are used in diabetes treatment:

1) Syringes
2) Insulin pens
3) Injection aids
4) Jet injectors
5) External insulin pumps
6) Insulin Inhalers.

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Most people who use insulin, inject it under the skin with a needle and syringe. A variety of syringes are available in a range of sizes of needle gauge, needle length and syringe capacity. You should choose the capacity based on your dosage like if you take 30 units or less . . . use the 3/10 cc syringe.

Insulin pumps are little computerized insulin deliverers. Insulin pumps are available for continuous subcutaneous delivery of insulin. Many find these to be an accurate, precise and flexible insulin delivery system that helps them maintain excellent glucose control.

Insulin pens look a lot like regular pens. Under their cap is a small needle instead of a ballpoint. Insulin pens are already filled with insulin. You just turn a dial to measure your dose. They're easier to take with you than bottles of insulin and syringes.

The jet injector is the only delivery system that doesn't involve needles. Instead, the insulin is shot out so fast that it goes through your skin like a liquid needle. They're fairly expensive.

As another alternative to injections, a variety of insulin inhalers are under development, and some are getting closer to becoming available on the market. Some use compressed air to convert a dose of dry or dissolved rapid-acting insulin into particles that can be inhaled.

All these automatic insulin delivery systems can be used for treating type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, juvenile diabetes, diabetes mellitus and alike. But, the information about diabetes is crucial for having the perfect diabetes medication.