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What's new in diabetes technology?


I'm always happy to see diabetes articles on sites that aren't diabetes specific.  And there is a great one on the NPR site about diabetes technology.  Check it out here: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/10/18/558098520/diabetes-technology-moves-closer-to-making-life-easier-for-patients

They mention new fast-acting insulin, new blood glucose monitoring technology, and the new hybrid closed-loop pump.  Have you heard of these?  Are you excited about any of them?  Is there new tech on the horizon that isn't mentioned that you're looking forward to?

posted Oct 26 in Conversation by KarenG (16,340 points)

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That was an excellent article. The writer was well informed, for a change. Considering the tremendous technology advancements that have occurred in just the past decade, the advancements on the horizon sound very exciting. For the near future, I'm especially interested in the faster acting Novolog insulin and the development of both the dual closed loop iLet pump and the Bigfoot /Abbott pump. I've just recently started using the Dexcom G5 CGM. I've found it helpful...but the many limits and schedules it requires, increases my interest in the 6 month implantable CGM sensor available in Europe. All of these developments are really mind blowing! When I started on this journey as an 8 year old kid in 1955, syringes were glass and needles were both long and thick. Insulin that came from cows and pigs was only available as Regular U40. I did urine tests twice a day, dropping a tablet into the test tube and then matching the color to find out how much glucose was spilling into my kidneys. That was all a very long time ago and I'm more than ready now to participate in the future.
answered Nov 10 by Janis (1,270 points)