IGEM:IMPERIAL/2007/Projects/Bac-to-Insulin/Current Methods

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Bac-to-Insulin: Current Methods


Current methods of insulin administration




Syringe / Prefilled insulin pens

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  • Continuous administration required
  • Manual calculation of dosage
  • Need to carry vials and needles






Insulin pumps

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  • Needs battery for operation
  • Need to manually adjust level when exercising
  • Soft needle inserted under skin – replace every 2 days






Inhalers

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  • Currently under testing – No FDA approval
  • Still need to manually adjust dosage

















Advantages of Bac-to-Insulin

  • Continuous administration
  • Regulated levels of secretion
  • Does not need frequent replacing
  • Long lasting effects