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

KIT

which focuses on managing connectivity

and compliance for regulated digital health

devices. The company should be bringing

out the devices, dubbed the NovoPen 6

and NovoPen Echo Plus, worldwide,

during 2019 though no specific date has

yet been set for the UK.

Health solutions

Digital health solutions can enable people

with diabetes to gain better control

by connecting insulin pens to apps

on smartphones and other diabetes

management platforms. Hence, in addition

to announcing the intention to launch these

new products, Novo Nordisk has also

confirmed that it will have non-exclusive

technology partnerships with Dexcom,

Glooko as well as Roche in order to allow

those companies' apps to be used with

the new connected insulin pens. Novo

Nordisk already has an existing relationship

with IBM Watson Health. Later, the

company intends to add connectivity to its

disposable insulin pens too.

Elsewhere Companion Medical is

backed by another insulin maker, Eli Lilly.

Companion Medical's InPen device has

been available in the US since last year, while

Sanofi, another global insulin producer, says

it is also focusing on innovative solutions

for integrated care and is looking at digital

solutions for insulin delivery.

Sanofi's digital titration* solutions

involve a blood glucose meter (MyStar

DoseCoach) and a smartphone app

(My Dose Coach), as well as another

smartphone application called Insulia.

These are all being tested by people with

diabetes in pilot programmes looking at

dose adjustment and digital engagement

solutions.

InsulCheck

A simple cap that slots on top of your

insulin pen and shows the time elapsed

since your last injection. It works with the

majority of insulin pens, both disposable

and reusable (check the website for the

full list it fits). John Hughes invented the

pen cap due to his own need, as a Type 1

diabetic, and accidentally double-dosing

his insulin. He says, "Diabetes isn't a

choice. How you manage it is. Knowing

for certain when you last injected removes

any anxiety or doubt."

www.insulcheck.com

Timesulin

John Sjölund, also a Type 1 diabetic,

founded Timesulin with his brother

Andreas. Timesulin's pen cap tracks

your last insulin dose, counting up from

zero to a maximum of 100 hours. The

next step is to build a cap that connects

to your smartphone. The brothers

Sjölund, together with Marcel Botha,

founded Patients Pending Ltd, which

was acquired last year by American

company Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc., which

wanted its Bluetooth-enabled insulin pen

dose capture technology. Jeffrey Brewer,

Bigfoot Biomedical President and CEO

explained purchasing the company

saying, "We believe integrated systems

are the future of diabetes therapy."

www.bigfootbiomedical.com

*A titration is a technique where a solution of known concentration is used to determine the

concentration of an unknown solution, in this case insulin and blood glucose.

This is an edited version of an article originally commissioned by DRWF for

Diabetes Wellness News www.drwf.org.uk

Opposite: Novo Nordisk's

connected Echo insulin pens.

Above: InsulCheck.

Below: Timesulin.

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  3. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall
  4. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  5. 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
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