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PUMPS FOR T2 IN DEVELOPMENT

People with Type 2 diabetes who used

an on-body patch pump from Valeritas

reduced HbA1c in a study on the validity

of its V-Go wearable insulin delivery

device. Data in the study came from a

retrospective analysis of 139 patients with

Type 2 diabetes using the V-Go device,

the American company stated. The V-Go

device is worn like a patch and delivers

a preset basal rate of insulin over the

course of 24 hours and can also deliver

on-demand bolus dosing at mealtimes if

needed. Results from the trial indicated

that patients using the V-Go system

had an average reduction in HbA1c

levels of 1.5, a decrease in insulin total

daily dosage of 14%, and it was found

that the percent of patients prescribed

additional medications decreased, as

did hypoglycaemic events. Valeritas

has recently signed an exclusive deal

with Israeli biomed company Tritech to

commercialize V-Go.

Becton, Dickinson and Company

(far better known as BD maker of

many disposable syringes and insulin

pen needles among other medical

moulded plastic products) has also

been working on a tubeless, basalbolus

insulin patch pump designed

for people with Type 2 diabetes. It

has been reported that the company

expects to submit the pump to the

FDA soon with a view to a possible,

limited, launch in late 2019. It will hold

enough insulin for three day so wear

and communicate with a reusable

handheld controller with Bluetooth

connectivity with possible access to

data via a smartphone app. BD's plan

is that the cost will be close to that of

existing insulin pen injection therapy,

making access to pumps for people

with Type 2 diabetes more likely.

NETWORK WIN

A network of British scientists, backed

by Diabetes UK and JDRF, has been

working to conduct clinical trials to

find new treatments that will stop or

prevent Type 1 diabetes. With renewed

funding, the network will continue for

a further three years and aims to make

the first immunotherapy drug available

for T1D. In May Diabetes UK and JDRF

announced their continued commitment

to revolutionising the treatment of Type 1

diabetes, by awarding £490,000 to fund

the next generation of immunotherapy

research. The award will allow for more

clinical trials, and improve the way they are

carried out, through the Type 1 Diabetes

UK Immunotherapy Consortium (T1D

UK). Set up in 2015 with major funding

from the two charities, the network aims

to have a clinical trial centre within 50

miles of 50% of the UK population so that

more people can take part in research and

speedi up development of treatments.

A number of immunotherapies have

shown promise to treat Type 1 diabetes,

but multiple trials are needed before a

drug can be licenced. Professor Colin

Dayan, at Cardiff University, leads the T1D

UK's network of research centres. He

explains, "It's a blessing we have insulin

as a treatment because it keeps people

with Type 1 diabetes alive - people were

dying very quickly 100 years ago. But it's

also a curse because it's so difficult to use

- and this is what people with Type 1 are

facing every day for the rest of their lives.

But through this network we will focus on

making immunotherapy research bigger,

smarter and faster, planning to increase

the number of clinical trials being run in

the UK and make each trial more efficient

so they can be conducted in half the time

and half the number of volunteers. This

will enable us to collect the evidence

required to get a drug licenced, and made

available in diabetes clinics sooner than is

currently possible."

TAD TOUR

Talking About Diabetes is a series of

conferences that have been set up

by three endocrinologists, Professor

Peter Hindmarsh (who last year won

the Daily Mail NHS Health Hero award),

Dr Catherine Peters and Dr Partha Kar.

Dr Peters, a consultant in paediatric

endocrinology and diabetes at Great

Ormond Street Hospital, explains, "We

realised that the thing that would help

people most is the chance to talk about

what living with diabetes means. A lot

of our parents are very sleep-deprived

because they're constantly fingerpricking to check their children's

blood

glucose levels through the night. We

wanted young people to know that having

diabetes isn't a barrier to following their

dreams, and our conferences were set up

to make that clear."

Talking About Diabetes (TAD) aims

to bring together individuals who have

inspirational stories to share in the

context of living with diabetes. The goal

is to inspire everyone to think differently

about diabetes; removing barriers

and harnessing innovation and new

technologies, generating discussion and

new thinking through shared experience.

On tour in June (#TADonTour), the

talks are two-hours long and held from

6-8pm and are free. Click the links to

register though, as places are limited.

Events are taking place in Liverpool on

17 June https://lnkd.in/dqua9yf , in

Birmingham on 18 June https://lnkd.in/

dN-cbsi, in Bristol on 19 June https://

lnkd.in/dJncCTu , and end in Oxford on

20 June https://lnkd.in/dcf6rjz

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