Tuesday October 20, 2020

Invention to prevent diabetics double dosing

A diabetic who collapsed after accidentally injecting himself with insulin twice has developed a device to prevent double doses being self-administered.

9th June, 2012
John Hughes, managing director, Insulcheck: upgraded existing devices to detect whether an insulin dose has been administered. Photo: Maura Hickey

A diabetic who collapsed after accidentally injecting himself with insulin twice has developed a device to prevent double doses being self-administered.

John Hughes and his business partner, William Cirillo, raised €500,000 in funding late last year and launched their product, Insulcheck, in recent weeks.

If insulin is accidentally given twice, diabetics can experience an episode of low sugar levels known as a "hypo", which can leave them in a confused state and needing assistance. For...

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