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Re: [IPu] RE: Needle-less insulin delivery



thanks Sam

Peri
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sam Eastman" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 7:12 PM
Subject: [IPu] RE: Needle-less insulin delivery


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> Dear Peri,
>
> My family (with two Type I diabetes kids) trialled one many many years ago
> (late 1980's).  It is an interesting idea, but there were a lot of
problems.
>   One was that the depth of penetration was difficult to get right, so we
> had LOTS of bruises, and it was difficult to be sure that the dose given
was
> actually received (spray, drips, leakage, etc).  Personlly, I found that
> needles were far less painful and unpredictable.
>
> The main problem though was that the cleaning procedure was long, arduous,
> and had to be extremely rigorously adhered to- not only for hygiene
reasons,
> but to ensure that the sprayer then worked appropriately.
>
> I don't know anything about later developments, nor whether it has been
> applied to other things.
>
> :)
> Sam Eastman
>
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