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.
February 27, 2005
Inhaled Insulin, Insulin Pumps
Question from India:
I am PhD in molecular neurogenetics. My younger brother is suffering from type 1 diabetes. I just wanted to know the applicability of an insulin pump, whether it is more efficient than insulin injections. I also heard about insulin spray; what is that? Is there any company suppling that? My brother has lost 10 kg (22 pounds) weight. Should he take shark cartilage capsules?
I believe that insulin pump therapy for type 1 diabetes mellitus is more efficient in most people, compared to intermittent injections. Not only is the opportunity for good glycemic control enhanced, but there is improved flexibility and lifestyle. I do not think there is a commercially available insulin spray. Insulin therapy by inhalation is being currently developed by several pharmaceutical companies but is not yet available. The shark’s cartilage should not be a problem with his diabetes.