Needle-free injector effective in hyperglycaemia

In overweight patients, a needle-free insulin injecting device corrects marked hyperglycaemia more rapidly than a conventional insulin pen, say Dutch researchers.

The Insujet injector corrected hyperglycaemia around 45 minutes quicker than the insulin pen in a small study of both type 1 and 2 patients. It also decreased the hyperglycaemic burden over the first two hours without upping the risk of later hypos.