Connected insulin pens, Novo Nordisk, Timesulin, Big Foot Biomedical, InsulCheck

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ovo Nordisk's main

product has always been

insulin, but it also came

out with the novel idea

of an 'insulin pen' back

in 1985. The NovoPen was a simple yet

brilliantly innovative device back in its day. It

used pre-filled cartridges and twist-on pen

needle and revolutionized how people with

diabetes took their insulin, pretty much

making it cool overnight. The pens did not

look medical and could reside quite happily

in a pencil case, pocket, purse or bag. It

was the biggest change in insulin injecting

since disposable syringes had taken over

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Connected insulin pens, and pen caps that track doses are all

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from glass-and-metal ones decades earlier.

But the one thing missing from this

fabulous tool, and the others like it that

came from other companies in the insulin

sector, was that there was no way to

track doses other than people keeping

the information in their memory or writing

it down in a diary. Doctors must have

despaired, as only the most ardent diabetic

would put down all their doses correctly.

The lack of ability to track insulin doses

was so obvious that at least two people

with diabetes that I know of have brought

out their own solutions, which they have

had to try to market. But with any niche

device or tool, it's costly and relies on a

fair dose of luck to make the product well

known and easily available. See below to

read more about InsulCheck and Timesulin

(both of which we've covered before).

Now the industry's bigger insulin

providers are getting in on the act too,

and it's about time.

Novo Nordisk is again taking the lead,

stepping up to 'get with' the digital era.

Working with Flex Digital Health, part

of Flex (formerly known as Flextronics),

this year Novo Nordisk is rolling out two

versions of a new 'connected' insulin pen.

These will use Flex's BrightInsight platform,

Index

  1. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information
  2. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  3. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall
  4. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  5. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  6. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
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  9. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
  10. Connected insulin pens, Novo Nordisk, Timesulin, Big Foot Biomedical, InsulCheck
  11. Connected insulin pens, Novo Nordisk, Timesulin, Big Foot Biomedical, InsulCheck
  12. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes diet
  13. Desang diabetes kitbags
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  15. HbA1c home test, A1C now, BHR Pharmaceuticals Ltd, home use A1C test, home use HbA1c test
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  18. JDRF stem cell encapsulation
  19. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
  20. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free diabetes magazine, living with diabetes
  21. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free diabetes magazine, living with diabetes
  22. Blood test meters, nothing beats a blood test, CGM
  23. Blood test meters, nothing beats a blood test, CGM
  24. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  25. ia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  26. Blood test meters, blood glucose meters, Kinetik Wellbeing, Ypsomed mylife Unio
  27. Ypsomed MyLife Diabetes care blood glucose monitoring systems
  28. Diabetes medications, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
  29. Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation, DRWF Wellness Days
  30. Diabetes medications, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes
  31. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  32. Kit that's coming soon MyGrams smartphone scales
  33. Kit that's coming soon MyGrams smartphone scales
  34. Making Carbs count: Counting carbs for the diabetic diet
  35. Making Carbs Count teff
  36. Making Carbs Count teff
  37. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump for Animas users
  38. Desang Diabetes Magazine, free diabetes magazine, living with diabetes

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