alexa Insulin depot formation in subcutaneoue tissue.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

Author(s): Jockel JP, Roebrock P, Shergold OA

Abstract Share this page

Abstract BACKGROUND: The size and geometry of an insulin depot that is formed during subcutaneous administration by an insulin pump is evaluated. A novel method is used to visualize accurately the depot formation for small volumes of insulin (of the order of 10-100 µl) at a given point in time. Conventional visualization methods such as magnetic resonance imaging are unable to provide such accurate measurements because of their coarse imaging resolution and long measurement time. METHODS: The described method consists of subcutaneously infusing dyed insulin into porcine tissue and subsequently shock freezing it with liquid nitrogen. The frozen sample is then sliced into thin layers using a cryomicrotome. A digital image of each layer is taken and then processed with proprietary software, which identifies the dyed areas on each layer and reconstructs a three-dimensional model of the insulin depot with a planar resolution of 30 × 30 µm(2) and a depth resolution of 100 µm. Since this process is not viable for living organisms, porcine tissue was used immediately following slaughter of the animal. RESULTS: To date, it is most often assumed that the insulin depot takes the shape of a sphere around the tip of the cannula (e.g., 50 µl insulin equates to a spherical radius of 2.3 mm). However, in practice, such a depot form is never observed. Instead, the insulin depot initially spreads laterally (i.e., parallel) to the skin surface and in the collagen matrix that binds the adipose cells together. The depot outreach increases with larger infused volumes, e.g., maximum outreach measured at 5.0/5.7/7.1 mm (quartiles, n = 17) for 50 µl of infused insulin. Beyond a given infused volume (approximately 100 µl), the insulin also starts to spread perpendicular to the skin surface. CONCLUSIONS: It is concluded that formation of the insulin depot depends on the opening of channels at the boundaries between adipose cells. Hence the insulin follows a path of least resistance and depot formation is determined by the local structure of the subcutaneous tissue. © 2012 Diabetes Technology Society.
This article was published in J Diabetes Sci Technol and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords