A New Invention Eases Insulin Checks - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/18/08

A New Invention Eases Insulin Checks

A Texas mom with type-1 diabetes tired of constant insulin injections and has designed a device that is giving a new option to patients with diabetes.  KK Patton calls her invention the I-Port.

It is about the size of a quarter and when applied to the skin, a needle is injected using a fine catheter.  When the needle is removed, the catheter stays in place.  Insulin is then injected into the I-Port. 

Endocrinologist Dr. Rajiv Dattatreya, says of the device, "You just have to stick yourself once every three days and you're minimizing the number of needles sticks from 12 sticks every three days, to one every three days."

The I-Ports are disposable and each costs $10.

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