Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news

NEWS

DISCIPLINED FOR HAVING DIABETES

FDA, T:SLIM AND BASAL IQ

ONETOUCH

BRAND

SOLD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration

(FDA) has approved the t:slim X2 insulin

pump with Basal-IQ technology from

Tandem Diabetes Care. Basal-IQ is a

predictive low glucose suspend (PLGS)

feature designed to help reduce the

frequency and duration of hypos. The

pump is also designated as compatible

with integrated continuous glucose

monitoring (iCGM) devices. Tandem plans

to launch its new product with Dexcom

G6 continuous glucose monitoring

(CGM) integration, the first CGM device

to receive the iCGM designation from the

FDA earlier this year. Tandem expects the

t:slim X2 Pump with Basal-IQ technology

to be available in August 2018, and all inwarranty t:slim X2 users in the US will have

Johnson & Johnson has sold its Lifescan

blood test brand, OneTouch. Lifescan,

which for many years has manufactured

and markets blood glucose monitoring

products including meters, test strips,

lancets, point-of-care testing systems,

and digital solutions for the diabetes

market, has sold the brand to Los

Angeles-based global investment

company Platinum Equity.

Writing for biospace.com, Mark

Terry writes, "The diabetes market is

struggling in general these days, largely

because of increased competition

and downward pressure on payer

reimbursements in the US. J&J's

diabetes revenue has been dropping

since 2012, with sales sliding 7.7%

year-on-year in the first nine months of

2017.

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In a survey of Britons living with diabetes,

19% claimed they had faced disciplinary

action at some point for missing work as

a result of the condition. An additional

25% claimed they had been grilled about

sick days they had taken, while another

12% said they had been refused time off,

although employment laws banning the

discrimination of people with the T1D.

Dexcom*, which commissioned the

report, is now calling for more to be

done to educate companies about its

responsibilities to employees living with

diabetes. John Lister, General Manager

of Dexcom EMEA says, "Our research

shows that people with diabetes still feel

discriminated against in their place of

work, to the point that they feel unable

to miss work for fear of missing out on

promotions or even losing their jobs.

Having to cope with the day to day

struggle of diabetes is difficult enough,

without the pressure that sufferers appear

to be under as they try to continue to

work and progress in their careers. We

hope this research will prompt colleagues

and bosses to re-examine how they view

and treat people in their team who they

know are living with diabetes."

The survey questioned over 800

Britons living with diabetes, 60.7%

claimed hospital appointments caused

them to miss work, while 47% blamed

exhaustion and 28% said they had taken

time off after having a bad hypo.

The Disability Discrimination Act states

that employers should make reasonable

adjustments to stop diabetics being

disadvantaged at work in comparison

with non-diabetic workers. These could

include adjusting working times, changing

a person's duties, allowing time off or

even transferring the employee to a more

appropriate position.

*Dexcom's CGM alerts users when

blood sugar levels are too high or low,

and have been proven to cut the rate of

hypoglycaemic events by 72% among

people with Type 1 diabetes.

www.dexcom.com/en-gb

the option to add the new feature free of

charge via remote software update.

Tandem's Basal-IQ algorithm is

designed to look 30 minutes into the

future to predict where glucose levels are

heading. The device suspends insulin

delivery when low glucose is predicted,

then automatically resumes insulin delivery

once glucose levels begin to rise. Use of the

t:slim X2 Pump with Basal-IQ technology

in the pivotal clinical study demonstrated a

31% relative reduction in time spent below

70 mg/dL, with no rebound hyperglycemia

compared to a CGM-enabled insulin pump

without the feature.

"The t:slim X2 Pump with Basal-IQ

technology was designed to predict and

help prevent time spent low using bestin-class CGM technology,"

said Kim

Blickenstaff, president and CEO of Tandem

Diabetes Care. "As the first company

to launch a touchscreen insulin pump

capable of remote feature updates, and

now the first to have a pump approved

with iCGM compatibility, we are delivering

new innovation to our customers at a

pace that is unprecedented in our industry,

furthering our mission to help improve the

lives of people with diabetes."

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