New insulin spray to revolutionise care for people with type 1 diabetes
An innovative new insulin spray is set to transform the lives of thousands of people living with type 1 diabetes, academics have said.
Over the last four years, a team of scientists based in the Midlands have been testing the pioneering mouth spray on living cells.
The mouth spray absorbs into an individual’s blood stream, enabling insulin to get into their system non-invasively.
It will provide people living with type 1 diabetes with an alternative choice to daily injections, which can be painful.
Professor Afzal Mohammed from the Pharmaceutical and Clinical Pharmacy Research Group is involved with this research.
The new insulin spray will not be available through the NHS until it is trialled and approved by NICE.