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insulin pump. Participation in JDRF's

open-protocol Automated Insulin Delivery

(AID) systems initiative is the next logical

technical development and which should

give people with T1D expanded freedom

of choice in their therapy options.

Dashing forward

When Pat Sullivan joined Insulet as CEO

in 2014, the Massachusetts-based

company was turning over roughly $300

million in revenue selling its Omnipod

tubeless insulin delivery system. Sullivan,

a veteran of the medtech industry, saw a

path to creating a billion-dollar company

centered around the concept of making life

easier for people with diabetes. In August

2018, he told Drug Delivery Business

(as reported by Sarah Faulkner): "I want

to bringing new and innovative technology

to market and I was totally enamoured

with the Omnipod. I understood why this

product should be the standard of care in

insulin delivery and I've been working for

the last four years to make that happen."

The Omnipod system, which has

been on the market for years, is steadily

advancing in the US and abroad. But

the company's latest regulatory win

represents the future of its product

portfolio, according to Sullivan. In June,

the FDA clearance for Insulet's Omnipod

Dash insulin management system,

which wirelessly connects the system's

Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM) with

the tubeless, waterproof pump. Using

blood glucose readings from the Contour

Next One blood glucose meter, the PDM

calculates how much insulin should be

administered. The system connects via

Bluetooth to the Omnipod Display and

View mobile apps, giving users and

caregivers access to all data. Sullivan

points out that the new Dash will be used

for the company's future development

efforts, including its partnership with Eli

Lilly and its Omnipod Horizon artificial

pancreas programme.

In January 2016 Insulet announced

it was in a development agreement with

Eli Lilly and Company (to develop a new

version of Insulet's OmniPod tubeless

insulin delivery system, specifically

designed to deliver Lilly's Humalog 200

units/mL insulin, with Lilly looking to revive

its diabetes sector by looking at devices.

This follows on from news in March

2018 when the US Food and Drug

Administration today permitted marketing

of the Dexcom G6 integrated continuous

glucose monitoring (iCGM) system for

determining blood glucose levels in

children aged two and older and adults

with diabetes. This is the first type of

continuous glucose monitoring system

permitted by the agency to be used as

part of an integrated system with other

compatible medical devices and electronic

interfaces, which may include automated

insulin dosing systems, insulin pumps,

blood glucose meters or other electronic

devices used for diabetes management.

The authorization also classifies this

new type of device in the FDA's Class II,

which subjects it to certain criteria called

special controls - this enables developers

of future iCGM systems to bring their

products to market more easily.

The iCGM class, and soon to follow

iPump class, are important as they start to

open the possibility of pick'n'mix sensor

and pump combinations.

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The Animas pump from Lifescan has been

taken off the market globally. In the UK,

the company has some staff overseeing

pump users whose equipment is still under

warranty. There is an agreement in place

with Medtronic to oversee distribution of

supplies to existing Animas pump users.

As these pumps come out of warranty,

users can discuss options with their

HCP as to which of the (now quite many)

available insulin pumps is best for them

to move on to. If you have any questions,

call the Animas customer call centre UK:

0800-055-6606; Ireland:1800-812715.

www.animascorp.co.uk

Animas users continuity of care with

Medtronic: Animas insulin pump users

should continue to use the same contact

number to order supplies or to contact

technical support for questions about their

Animas insulin pump for the time being.

There is no obligation to switch to a

Medtronic insulin pump. The company

states, "We understand that when it

comes to your diabetes management

needs, your choice of partner is a very

personal decision. Please know that our

team is ready to support the continuity of

your care and diabetes therapy of your

choice. Selection of your next insulin

pump should be done in collaboration with

the healthcare professional responsible

for your diabetes care."

If you wish to be contacted by

Medtronic about your future therapy

options and information on our portfolio

of products, you can register your interest

by completing a CONTACT ME FORM

medtronic-diabetes.co.uk/animas

Update on Animas

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  1. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information
  2. Diabetes UK careline
  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
  7. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  8. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  9. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
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  11. Senseonics Eversense implantable CGM, Roche Diabetes Care, Accu-Chek
  12. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
  13. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
  14. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
  15. OurPath programme, Roche Diabetes Care
  16. diabetes and ketones, diabetic sick day rules, DKA
  17. diabetes and ketones, diabetic sick day rules, DKA
  18. diabetes and ketones, diabetic sick day rules, DKA
  19. diabetes and ketones, diabetic sick day rules, DKA
  20. Insulin pumps UK 2018
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  22. Insulin pumps UK 2018
  23. Insulin pumps UK 2018
  24. Insulin pumps UK 2018
  25. Medtronic Minimed 670G insulin pump
  26. Insulin pumps UK 2018
  27. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods
  28. Insulin pumps UK 2018
  29. Insulin pumps UK 2018
  30. Insulin pumps UK 2018
  31. Desang diabetes kitbags
  32. London Medical, London Diabetes Centre, private diabetes clinic
  33. London Medical, London Diabetes Centre, private diabetes clinic
  34. London Medical, London Diabetes Centre, private diabetes clinic
  35. London Medical, London Diabetes Centre, private diabetes clinic
  36. Making Carbs count: Counting carbs for the diabetic diet
  37. Making Carbs count: Counting carbs for the diabetic diet
  38. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  39. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  40. Free diabetes magazine, living with diabetes, the diabetic diet, carb counting

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