Jet Hypodermic Injectors For Use in Diabetes

Frank S. Perkin, MD
JAMA. 1966;195(6):500. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100060140051.
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To the Editor:—  The availability on the market for general use of the jet dermal injector has raised many questions in the minds of the medical profession and lay individuals who have either purchased such instruments or are contemplating doing so. This applies particularly to use in the administration of insulin.Unfortunately, the only published work on the comparative efficiency of needle vs. jet administration of insulin was done in 1949 to 19501 and appeared to show no significant difference in the effect or dosage between the two methods.In the succeeding five years, approximately 35 diabetics received their insulin by jet injection with generally satisfactory results, although a few were unable to master the necessary technique satisfactorily. These diabetics were composed of three groups for whom this type of injection has special advantages or appeal: (1) children in the 10 to 16 years of age group who were


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