Medtronic i-port Advance Injection Port Now Available for U.S. Diabetics on Insulin
Diabetics on insulin therapy have to live with getting syringe injections on a regular basis. Children in particular hate needles, and most adults can’t stand poking themselves all the time. Injection ports are an option that allow people to repeatedly deliver insulin through a single spot on the skin without having to make a new poke hole with every injection. Medtronic is now making available its new i-port Advance injection port for children and adults that have to take multiple insulin injections per day.
The size of a U.S. quarter coin, the i-port Advance sticks on like a bandage and can be worn in one spot for up to three days. The needle of a syringe is placed into the opening on top of the device and the drug injected into the device without the syringe needle having to reach the skin. Medtronic claims that setting the i-port Advance is nearly painless and requires minimal training for patients to start doing it themselves.