For many diabetics, daily insulin injections are the norm. However, a new drug treatment for Type 1 and 2 Diabetes, which is being tested right here in Eastern Carolina, may make needle injections obsolete one day.
A clinical trial of inhaled insulin is underway in Greenville.
Dr. Mark Warren, an Endocrinologist, is involved in the study and says inhaled insulin is cutting edge technology.
It was just approved by the FDA in January.
We spoke with a participant in the study who said her injections have decreased significantly thanks to the new medicine.
Inhaled insulin, like many new medications, is more expensive than traditional injections. The cost for a month's supply is about a $100.00.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.