Intarcia Therapeutics Inc's latest diabetes device is a compact chip that reduces the side effects of the illness. The company's matchstick-sized product is designed as an implant that can be worn by diabetes sufferers for up to one year.
Replacing daily insulin shots, this long-term treatment is hassle-free and convenient for those dealing with the illness and its many ups and downs. According to a recent study, the product's users experienced a decline in blood sugar levels and lost weight after using the implant for a total of 39 days.
While most diabetics are no stranger to daily insulin shot treatments that are self-administered, Intarcia Therapeutics Inc's product limits the painful practice with its sophisticated implant. The year-long device is a long term solution for those dealing with the illness and is said to improve one's overall health in just a short period of time.