Who’s who in insulin pumps...
Accu-Chek Spirit Combo
the spirit Combo pump uses two-way bluetooth wireless
technology between itself and the Combo meter, which
gives full remote control over pump functionality so boluses
can be delivered quickly and discreetly. the meter shows
the pump’s status and activity. You can check it anytime,
without having to access the pump. the meter also con-
tains a fully customisable bolus calculator.
animas (part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Diabetes Com-
panies) and share the vision to create a world without limits for
people with diabetes. Present for six years in the Uk & ireland,
since 1996 animas has been making insulin pumps designed
to give people better control over their diabetes along with the
necessary guidance and support. the latest pump is the animas
vibe with the option of Dexcom CgM sensing technology.
the tubing-free mylife OmniPod system was created by a father of
a child with diabetes. the result is a user-friendly pump with just two
parts (an on-the-body pod and a handheld device) that has been
simplifying pump therapy since 2005. The newest OmniPod System
is designed with the feedback of users – the result is a Pod that
is 34% smaller, 16% slimmer and 25% lighter – but still features a
200-unit insulin reservoir and automated cannula insertion.
Medtronic Paradigm Veo
the Medtronic veo pump features an exclusive Low glucose
suspend capability which can reduce the risk of severe hypos but
cutting off the insulin supply if blood glucose readings go too low.
it’s also possible to get early detection of highs and lows by using
Medtronic’s enlite Continuous glucose Monitor (CgM). a large-
scale clinical trial showed that an insulin pump with CgM can
help achieve better glucose control without increasing the risk
of hypos, thereby reducing the risks of long-term complications.