Oral insulin spray could offer quality of life improvement for diabetics

06/10/2005 | Medscape (free registration)

An investigational oral insulin spray appears to be effective in postprandial glucose control in the first two hours after administration and its use just a few minutes before meals could present a dramatic quality of life improvement for diabetics, according to a new study. The insulin spray, called ORA-LYN, delivered lower amounts of insulin than injected insulin in the study, but the maximum insulin concentration was significantly shorter with the oral spray than the injection and glucose consumption increased more rapidly.

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