Newer Insulin Delivery system

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Workshop on Newer Insulin Delivery system 

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Berhampur dated 10th Feb 2017: A workshop on Newer Insulin delivery system today was organised by Diabetes & Endocare Clinic, Berhampur at Hotel Spectrum. City based senior medicine specialists Prof Dr R K Das and Prof Dr P C Sahu; Prof Dr L K Meher, Head, Dept of Medicine, MKCG medical College, Berhampur chaired the scientific session. Dr Sunil Kumar Kota, eminent Endocrinologist was the speaker for the session. Dr Kota spoke on discovery of Insulin, its use, history of Insulin delivery devices, the current trend and newer scientific ways of Insulin delivery, currently under research. The constant search for newer insulin delivery systems is to increase patient acceptance and ease of use while maintaining efficacy and safety.

 

Insulin is a hormone, secreted from beta cells of pancreas. It reduces the blood sugar levels by transporting glucose from blood to inside of cells. Deficiency of Insulin or resistance to its action results in Diabetes. In Type 2 Diabetes, after use of oral drugs for a very long period, body gets depleted of Insulin and around 60-70 % of patients ultimately require insulin after 5-6 years of diabetes. In Type 1 diabetes, which occurs in children due to absolute insulin deficiency following defect in immune system, the patients require multiple insulin injections from the outset itself. Apart from that; during pregnancy, lactation, fever, surgery, heart, kidney or liver problem or any other stressful situation all diabetic patients require insulin temporarily. Insulin was first given as an injection by Dr Edward Jeffry to a patient named Leonard Thompson in the year 1922. Since then the major mode of insulin administration is by injection beneath the skin (subcutaneous). It is given in form of vial & syringes, insulin pens. With thinner and shorter needles of the available syringe, the pain of shots has come down significantly. Insulin Pens are more convenient to give and easy to carry along. For people who have high blood sugars, and frequent hypoglycaemia (low sugars), despite multiple shots of Insulin (> 3-4/ day), Insulin pump is a good alternative. It is a small cassette shaped device attached to abdomen. It delivers insulin continuously throughout the day and the needle is changed once in 3 days. It is also called as artificial pancreas. In some serious cases with very high blood sugars, insulin is given by veins to rapidly control blood glucose. Currently in America, Insulin is being given as powder to be inhaled (AFREZZA). Other ways for insulin delivery which are currently being researched are oral, buccal sprays, nasal, patch over skin (transdermal). Smart Insulins are designed by attaching a career molecule to Insulin, which releases Insulin into the blood, only when the blood glucose is high. It does not release insulin when the blood sugar level is normal, thereby reducing the chance of hypoglycaemia. 

 

The scientific session was followed by an interactive session with the attending doctors. The meeting was attended by around 50 doctors from MKCG Medical College, City hospital, post graduate students and others from private practice. Lastly a brief felicitation ceremony was held to honour Prof Dr P C Sahu who was accorded with Master Teacher award at recently held national level annual conference of Physicians. 

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