It is estimated that 1.2 million Australian adults over the age of 18 have diabetes, this includes people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Living with diabetes can be a difficult experience as there is a need to take insulin multiple times in a day.
This can be a harrowing experience for anyone, whether they have needle phobia or not. A process so vital for their day to day life is a painful procedure requiring them to inject themselves with an insulin needle.
But with needle free injections, this pain will be a thing of the past. The injection works by pushing the insulin through the skin using a combination of pressure and high velocity from a syringe without a needle.
It has a very small exit orifice of 0.15mm. This high-velocity jet injection is strong enough to penetrate the skin in less than one-third of a second and fast enough to administer the medication safely and virtually pain-free.
Other benefits to
using needle free injections, are such as reduced amount of insulin needed per
dosage, as injecting insulin with a needle creates a
pool at the needle tip. But with a needle-free device we eliminate this problem
as it creates a spray that disperses like a cloud. Due to the dispersion effect
in the subcutaneous adipose tissue, the needle free insulin injections, are
absorbed better thus the possibility for needing less insulin.