These patches will deliver an insulin gel through dog's skin.
No more needles!
Wouldn't that be a wonderful news for owners of diabetic dogs? (And I'm sure the dogs would appreciate it too. As much as Jasmine loves vets and is willing to put with a lot she does hate needles)
Unlike injections, the patch would deliver constant dose of insulin over a period of time.
I think it's a wonderful and exciting idea but two questions come to my mind.
- It seems that insulin is quite sensitive and needs to be stored very carefully to maintain potency. It needs to be stored in a refrigerator (but never in the freezer). Will the insulin in the patch maintain its potency?
- In a healthy dog, insulin enters the bloodstream after a meal when the glucose levels are the highest. Is a continuous constant dose going to control the glucose spikes after meals?
I know, I always have a why or how question to everything.
Overall though, sounds like a great idea to me. What do you think?
Diabetic pets escape the insulin needle