Yes, They ( Co.'s & the Big Phrama) forse the Future in making $ is to sell to the Type 2's of the World ( there are at least 10x more of them , than Type 1's and Growing at the rate of over 8% a yr..
Cautiously Optimistic would be the Word..
Myself? I would Like to see the INSULIN PATCH come out- Just Like Anyother Transdermal Patch that will provide a Certain Amount of Basal Insulin ( Novalog) every Hour and be Alot Cheaper than Needing a Insulin Pump..( Costing over $8,000 now ) that very few can Get..
But, then again, It would Severely Hurt the sales of Insulin Pumps and All other Long Lasting Insulins ( that are not That Long Lasting, nor Consistant)
If one only needs 0.25 -1 Units of Fast Acting per Hour via a Pump? Why not Just use a Insulin Patch? and then they only have to either use a Insulin Pen for Bolusing for Meals/Snacks ? Thus Eliminating the need for the Far More Expensive Insulin Pumps and most other Insulins for most of us Type 1's and Many Type 2's as well..
Solo is working on such a Patch, but For some reason, it's Not Been Released yet, or will it be? Will Big Pharma buy it out and it's Patent and Keep it off the market?
I suspect it will and come up with some Excuse to cover their Rears about it not working..
And the New Insulin Pens and The Very Small Needles that go with it? Can't even Feel them.. For Type 2's? That only need from 1-2 injections per 24 hrs of Levimire Insulin?
Priceless ! Of course, Dr.'s Don't want Type 2's to Use Insulin Right Away.. It won't force most that are Obeise, to Control their Diets and Exercise 1st..
But most Don't and just run High BG's for the 1st 2-5 yrs in the Meantime..
Why does Santa have 3 Gardens? So he can Ho, Ho, Ho!