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Innovative Routes of Insulin Administration: Research Continuing

KEY POINT

Tight glycemic control in insulin-dependent patients generally requires multiple injections each day, and these present adherence and quality-of-life challenges. At this year’s annual scientific sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA), researchers described their progress in formulating insulin in oral, transdermal, inhaled, and oral spray dosage forms (see “No More Insulin Shots” at www.diabetes.org/am02/news.asp).