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New Insulin Pump Technologies

The next generation of insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)
technology is coming. 

Medtronic's Paradigm Veo
<http://email.edelmantech.com/link.php?M=8870&N=231&L=1530&F=H>  was
approved in Europe this Spring. The insulin pump uses a CGM to automatically
suspend insulin delivery when you are going low. Their studies have shown
that this has a real impact on the frequency and intensity of severe low
blood sugars. The Veo will likely arrive in the USA in 18 to 36 months. 

The Animas Vibe
<http://email.edelmantech.com/link.php?M=8870&N=231&L=1533&F=H> , an insulin
pump with a built-in DexCom CGM, was just approved in Europe and will be
submitted to the FDA for approval later this year. It uses a new generation
DexCom sensor. 

Insulet has sought approval from the FDA for its next generation OmniPod
<http://email.edelmantech.com/link.php?M=8870&N=231&L=1517&F=H> , a tubeless
insulin pump. The new pods are 1/3 smaller and 25% lighter. There's still no
word on when their integration with a CGM will be available. 

For those that have tried a CGM technology a year or more ago, the
improvements are real. They are still not 99% accurate, but they usually
provide far more help than annoyance.

The FDA in the United States is taking forever to approve new technologies,
so all of the good stuff is appearing one to three years faster in Europe.
Regardless of where you live, the era of smart insulin pumps that use CGM
data to adjust insulin delivery is coming in the very near future.



John S Wilkinson, Rome, NY

"A  veteran  is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank
check made payable to The 'United States of America', for an amount of up to
and including their life." (Author unknown)

Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you will never,
ever get it out. -Thomas Cardinal Wolsey (1471-1530)
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