The I-Port™ is an injection port that you can use to reduce the stress of insulin injections. Like an insulin pump infusion set, the I-Port is inserted once every three days, and all insulin injections are then done through the I-Port. This is similar in concept to the Insuflon, though the I-Port is a 90-degree port and the Insuflon is an angled port.
We had two adult volunteers try two I-Ports, one inserted without using any numbing cream and one with numbing cream. Based on these experiences, we highly recommend the use of a numbing cream such as LMX-4 to eliminate the pain of insertion. Once in, however, our volunteers reported that the I-Port was painless. Both were able to wear the I-Port for over a day, including showering and sleeping, and often forgot the I-Port was present.
Anyone who has a hard time with insulin injections should consider using either the I-Port or Insuflon. These devices reduce skin punctures to one every three days and have been shown to reduce injection anxiety.
The I-Port is made by Patton Medical:
Patton Medical Devices, LP
3108 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78705
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