I am currently involved in a clinical trial involving inhaled insulin. The study is sponsored by NovoNordisk.
Before the study started, I was a little concerned about the "inhaled" part- I didn't want to end up with lung cancer, or anything nasty like that.
But the thought of free test strips and insulin was too tempting for me- and here I am! I think that inhaled insulin is way better than injected. I don't have to inject, just load up the machine and breathe it in.
The machine is big and clunky, probably because it is an investigational device. But you set it to the amount you want- (the inhaled amounts have a close, but not 1 for 1, correlation with injected amounts), and wait a minute for the machine to heat up. When it beeps, I just take a deep breath. The insulin gets vaporized, and there you go!
Overall, I like the inhaled better than the injections. There is no bleeding and no abcesses. The cons: it takes a while for the device to heat up, and each strip only has about 10 units on it.
Anybody else here involved in a clinical trial? Any thoughts? I am a clinical coordinator myself for Alzheimers disease patients, and I would love to hear your thoughts on clinical trials.