Inhaled Insulin Eyed As a Dementia Treatment

Afrezza Launch Gives Patients the Option of Insulin Without Injection
Afrezza Launch Gives Patients the Option of Insulin Without Injection
In mouse model, older mice with memory problems were able to recognize objects they had seen before after single dose of inhaled insulin.

Researchers at the UW Medicine, Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound and Saint Louis University have made a promising discovery that insulin delivered high up in the nasal cavity goes to affected areas of brain with lasting results in improving memory.

The findings were published online July 30 in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Importantly, researchers also found that insulin does not go into the bloodstream when delivered intranasally, a major concern in the medical community because it would lower blood sugar levels. Additionally, repeated doses increased insulin’s efficacy in aiding memory.

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