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.