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Insulin pens are a great way to inject insulin. They are convenient and easy to carry. Keeping track of the last time you injected insulin is what's been missing from insulin pens for a long time. Of course, we should be jotting down our times and amounts in a logbook to avoid double injections. Insulcheck has created an insulin pen attachment that tracks when you last injected insulin from your pen.
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Senseonics Inc, based in Germantown, MD, received approval from an FDA advisory panel on March 29, 2018 for its entirely implantable 90-day continuous glucose monitoring system called Eversense. The Eversense CGM system has been available in Europe since 2016 where Senseonics recently launched an extended length 180-day version. Depending on final FDA approval, Eversense may become available in the US sometime in the middle of 2018. Senseonics hopes to start studies for approval of the 180-day version this summer.
Tandem’s t:slim X2 insulin pump connected to the Dexcom G5 CGM was approved by the FDA in August, 2017. The Dexcom G5 is currently the most accurate CGM on the market and will soon be followed by the G6 CGM that will have greater accuracy, no Tylenol interference, and may eventually require no calibrations. Besides the simplicity of its color touchscreen interface, the X2 is the first and only pump that allows remote software updates. This allows users to automatically upgrade the pump software without waiting for their insurance to approve a new pump body 4 to 5 years later.
Some of you might be reading this from a place where shorts and T-shirts prevail and the concept of layering to keep warm is more or less vague. We had eighteen inches of snow fall yesterday just a few blocks from the mighty Atlantic Ocean in a small one-square mile town on the New Jersey coast. Every so often we get hit with a winter nor’easter similar to a summer master-of-the-universe hurricane.