The Future is Now: Inhaleable insulin
BBC NEWS | Health | Inhaled insulin 'within a year'
: "A device which allows people with diabetes to inhale, rather than inject, insulin could be licensed for use within a year, scientists claim.
Tests carried out around the UK and in the US have shown that the device is as effective as conventional injections.
Scientists told the Diabetes UK conference it would offer a choice to the 700,000 people in the UK who currently need to take insulin.
However, they said inhaled insulin would not be suitable for everyone.
The device, which would fit into a handbag, contains a blister pack of insulin in the form of dry powder."