A 22-year-old member asked:
why does insulin have to be injected?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Kenneth Cheng answered
30 years experience Family Medicine
Broken down: Insulin, if taken orally, is rendered inactive because of stomach acids breaking down the insulin.
Answered on Sep 4, 2013
Dr. David Miller answered
9 years experience Family Medicine
Inhaled: Inhaled Insulin is possible and has been played with. However, the product released was horribly expensive and never took off. There are talks that it might be re-introduced.
Answered on Feb 26, 2019
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