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Re: [IP] New Insulin Pump Technologies

 And the Enlite sensor. I wish they'd hurry up that and the Veo, which would
have saved me from the only really life-thretening low I've had. And I wish
they'd make the low blood sugar alarms louder.
On Jun 16, 2011, at 3:18 AM, John S Wilkinson wrote:

> <http://email.edelmantech.com/display.php?M=8870&C=d09ad0bea8de73ccc422e327d
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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)
> .

Sue Ann Bowling
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