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I-Port™ – Medication delivery device

Shared by insulinforlife on 2014-01-06 17:55

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When facing the daily struggle of trying to effectively manage her condition, and the injection therapy, Catherine knew there had to be a better way. But since she couldn’t find anything on the market, she developed her own device.

"When I first started taking multiple daily insulin injections, I felt like a pin cushion," said Catherine. "I knew there had to be a better way to manage my diabetes without the repeated needle sticks, and I knew that I was not the only person with diabetes who felt this way. So I came up with something better."

So she came up with the I-Port - The i-port injection port is indicated for patients who administer, or to whom is administered multiple daily subcutaneous injections of prescribed medications, including insulin.

Because she understood that are a lot of people facing the same problem, the inventor founded her company, in 2004 – Patton Medical Devices.

The product was approved by FDA.

More info: http://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/products/i-port-advance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7we7DwXnDQo

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About the author

Catherine "KK" Patton, born in USA, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes while pregnant with her first child, in 2001. She invented the I-Port, a discreet injection delivery device used in conjunction with a syringe or pen that allows for multiple daily injections without repeated skin punctures.

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