Local researchers working to give kids with diabetes option to ditch the needles for insulin

Adults with diabetes already have the option to inhale their insulin. It’s convenient and reduces daily needle pricks. The inhaler fits in the palm of your hand and small cartridges click in for your insulin.

Right now it’s only approved for adults but the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston is conducting a clinical trial, to hopefully give the same option to kids. The center is recruiting children and teens ages 4-17 years old who have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and use insulin.

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