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Re: [IPk] Glasgow conference


I have my doubts that inhaled insulin will ever become a licensed product
available for general use.  As I said before I have seen this type of
product regularly being reported on over the last 15 years and suddenly
everything goes quiet.  The scientist in me has grave doubts as to how the
concept can work predictably enough to become a serious product - what
happens during colds/flu/bronchitis/asthma etc - will the insulin be able to
cross the membranes.

The other thing thast would concern me is the potential side effect
profile - one of the principal actions of insulin is to lay down fat.....

When all is said and done I hope it works but I cannot see it giving the
predictability of insulin absorption and control that pumps can achieve now

Best wishes

John H
-----Original Message-----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 10 May 1999 15:59
Subject: Re: [IPk] Glasgow conference

>John H
>Do you think inhaled insulin is an improvement over pump therapy?
>I'm not so sure....
> In the meantime pumps offer a significant advantage
>> over MIT and we just need to prove the point more often.  The docs etc
>> willing to be persuaded - they just need the evidence.
>> We will be doing all we can to help them!
>> Best wishes
>> John H
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