Published on 5 April 2024

DRWF Events Coordinator Lee Calladine shares his experience on living with type 1 diabetes in interview feature.

Researchers looking at alternative methods for taking insulin without the need for injections could be close to offering a “game changing” treatment for people living with type 1 diabetes.

Fernandez Rivaz is a Dutch-based researcher leading the EU-funded BuBble Gun research to develop a method to deposit liquids into skin and other soft materials using compression rather than needles.

The BuBble Gun project is a five-year study concluding this year that hopes to offer injection-free to people living with type 1 diabetes.

DRWF Event Coordinator Lee Calladine, who has been living with type 1 diabetes for 25 years, has to inject insulin up to eight times a day and told the journal Horizon he welcomed the development: “I have to rotate my injections. If you inject the same place too often, you damage the tissue and get a lump. And if you then inject into that lump, the insulin won’t get absorbed.”

Read the interview in full in Horizon

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