Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
May 8, 2003
Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Question from Cairo, Egypt:
I saw a product on the net called Injex which is used for insulin injection without a needle. It depends on the infusion of the insulin subcutaneously. Would you please advise as to the safety of using this device?
The Injex is a German made springloaded needlefree injection device which uses separate ampoules for each injection and can be used for a variety of drugs including insulin. We have not had an opportunity to use it, and I believe that it is not yet approved by the FDA. However, there have been a variety of similar devices in the past which were expensive, often hard to maintain, and sometimes producing significant discomfort on injection. For the present, I think that you might do better with an FDA approved device. See Syringes and Injection Products.
Additional comments from David Mendosa, A Writer on the Web:
I tested an early model a few years back. When it went off, t he sound and pressure of the injector scared me and my wife during the testing. the heck out of my wife and I when we tested it on ourselves. See my page on jet injectors.