The Benefits of Using InsuJet for Insulin Injections
Time to read 8 min
Time to read 8 min
Diabetes is one of the most mysterious diseases of all time. With all our technology and advancements in medicine, we’re still yet to understand the definitive cause of the disease.
While we haven’t found a method to treat diabetes completely, we did find ways to make living it a lot easier, especially with type 1 diabetes, which needs daily insulin administration.
Meet the new InsuJet V5 Injector, a revolutionary device that can administer needle-free insulin up to 5,000 times.
This guide will show nine reasons to switch your insulin therapy from syringes and pens to InsuJets.
The pain is the scariest aspect of having to administer insulin daily. Conventionally, insulin is delivered through an insulin syringe or a conventional insulin pen.
The syringes have short needles to deliver the insulin to the proper site, and the pens conceal the hand to make the procedure more bearable.
Still, one thing remains the same—the needle is there.
The number of daily injections will change depending on the type of insulin you use, but they often average around three.
In other words, you need around 21 injections a week, 84 a month, and 1000+ injections a year!
Besides the inconvenience of dealing with so many needles, an actual fear of needles can develop into a phobia.
That’s right, trypanophobia or needle phobia is a thing. It can grow to become so disturbing to some patients that they end up skipping a meal they need just to avoid the insulin injection that comes after it.
This fear can be hazardous for people who already suffer from malnutrition. In patients with type 1 diabetes, early postprandial glucose control is vital. If such patients decide to eat the meal but skip the insulin after it, they risk developing hyperglycemia.
InsuJet’s new V5 Injector is the ultimate solution to this problem. By delivering the insulin ultimately without a needle, the injection's lack of comfort and psychological aspects can be solved in one go.
The InsuJet utilizes a simple concept of physics—the high velocity of a thin object improves penetration at the point of impact.
By shooting the insulin dose at high speed through a thin point on the skin, the insulin will have no choice but to penetrate the skin, resulting in a painless, needle-free jet injection without a needle.
Whenever there’s a needle, there’s an infection risk. Although contamination and infection rates in the comfort of your home are much lower than in a clinic or a hospital, it still doesn’t mean that bacteria and infection risks are down to 0%.
Conventional insulin syringes and pens require careful and thorough injection site cleaning before insulin administration. Failing to do so, especially if the skin has recently contacted some bacteria, will allow the needle to carry that bacteria into the skin.
Further, the bleeding after the injection will serve as a medium to transfer the bacteria from the skin to the bloodstream.
The InsuJet provides a much lower chance of infection through its bloodless injection. Remember that while there’s no needle, the probability of disease is still not 0%.
As long as the injection site isn’t clean, there’s a risk of infection. As such, you must clean the injection site regardless of your injection device.
Still, with no needle to push the bacteria into your body or blood to come in contact with any contamination, the infection chances, even with an unclean injection site, are far less.
Have you ever asked yourself why insulin needles are shorter than your average? The reason is to inject the insulin correctly.
Insulin should be injected in a fatty layer between the outer layer of the skin (epithelium) and the deep muscle fascia.
Often, the short needle delivers the insulin at its proper site. However, any angulation during injection can inject the insulin in the wrong spot.
A shallow insulin injection will lead to a slow absorption, while a deep one means an absorption that’s too fast, plus a considerable amount of pain.
The InsuJet has a clever injection technique. The injector squeezes the back part into the front part while the nozzle is on your skin. With no battery involved, proper pressure is the only way for the injection to come out.
That proper pressure won’t be acquired unless the injector is directed 90 degrees on your skin. Further, the speed of the insulin administered is designed to slow down after skin entry and stop precisely at the proper injection site, allowing for the best absorption.
How often have you struggled to draw the appropriate amount of insulin (or any other medication) into a syringe?
Scales on syringes are too small, making them hard to read correctly, even for those without vision problems.
Further, you must carefully direct the needle into the septum of the insulin vial for aspiration. There’s always a chance of missing that septum and pricking your finger instead.
The InsuJet needle-free injection device has an intelligent priming system. You’ll never have to worry about drawing an inaccurate dose again.
The InsuJet adaptor has a small needle in a plastic housing that grips the insulin vial. In other words, it’ll feel like a snap-on snap-off mechanism to the user.
This minimizes the risk of accidental needle injury.
The aspiration is done by rotating the back part of the injector, which displays clear numbers that denote how many insulin units you have aspirated. This ensures accurate doses every time.
Changing your medication or the method you use to administer it is often a problem.
For example, switching from insulin syringes to pens will require some modifications and getting used to. Not all insulins are available in pen form, and most pens can’t be used to mix two different types of insulin.
Further, these pens are more expensive than insulin syringes and are only helpful if their cartilages aren’t empty. Once the cartilage is empty, the pen is useless.
Switching from traditional syringes and pens to the InsuJet injector is easy with your doctor's supervision. The device is compatible with all U-100 insulins and can draw insulin from 3 mL vials and 10 mL vials.
The injector can even draw insulin from your old full or half-full insulin pens, so if you still have a stock after switching to the InsuJet, you won’t waste any insulin.
Also, for those who like to mix slow and rapid-acting insulin, you can quickly draw insulin from both vials with no issues.
Did you know that more than 415 million people in the world live with diabetes? On average, 10% of those cases are diagnosed with the insulin-dependent type 1 diabetes. That’s over 41 million people.
Suppose only half of those diabetic patients use the traditional insulin syringes three times a day. In that case, we’ll end up with 123 million needles to be disposed of daily and a terrifying 15 trillion needles a year (14,965,000,000 to be exact!)
These numbers are scary, especially since not all needles are disposed of properly.
By throwing the needle away and replacing it with an insulin jet stream, the InsuJet massively reduces the needle waste from needle injections. The injector can be used up to 5,000 times, which, if used three times a day, is good for over four years.
Based on the previous calculations, the InsuJet can reduce the consumption of needles over four years from nearly 60 trillion to zero!
In the long run, syringes and insulin pens will cost a lot of money. The individual syringe or pen may not be that expensive, but the constant restocking will stack up a large sum over time.
The InsuJet may cost more initially, which makes you feel that a syringe or a pen will be a better investment.
Think of it like this: regardless of your injection method, you’ll have to restock on insulin. However, with the InsuJet, you only have to worry about stocking on insulin, which can’t be said with syringes and pens.
Once the cartilage is empty, you’ll need a new pen and a new syringe with every injection.
It’s good for over four years and nearly five with good maintenance.
You’ll even stock less insulin. Around 40% of InsuJet users said they used less insulin over time than syringes and pens.
Most patients, not just diabetic ones, don’t like to be seen injecting themselves in public with any medication. This is especially prominent with syringes, which could make people think you’re injecting yourself with anything.
The InsuJet comes in a neat-looking case and doesn’t give the people around you an impression that you’re injecting yourself with something harmful.
The device itself looks medically certified, and you’ll have a mentally more comfortable experience administrating your insulin with it in public.
The higher the BMI, the harder it will be for insulin syringes and pens to reach the desired injection site. This won’t only make the injection harder but will also reduce insulin absorption.
Will a One-size-fits-all approach be better? The InsuJet injector can work with any BMI. If anything, it’s found to be especially helpful for overweight or obese patients.
Switching from regular insulin methods like syringes and pens to InsuJet is as straightforward as it gets.
First, please be sure to familiarize yourself with the preparation andpossible injection steps of the new InsuJet Injector. The process, which is as simple as it gets, goes as follows:
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The more comfortable the daily insulin administration is, the more likely you’ll be consistent with your meals and injections.
Living with type 1 diabetes is already difficult. As such, every bit of improvement can make your life easier. The InsuJet isn’t just a minor improvement; it’ll make your daily insulin a breeze.
Don’t hesitate to join us and become a part of this life-changing experience.
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