Insulin pumps UK 2018

KITLIVING

PATCH PUMPS & COMING SOON

A look at insulin pumps coming soon to the

UK, the majority of which are patch pumps.

T

he The Bio-Inspired

Artificial Pancreas (BiAP)

is still in the research

stage at Imperial College

London, supported by

the Wellcome Trust. It is worn externally

and combines CGM with an insulin pump

with an innovative biologically-inspired

microchip which uses an algorithm to

combine the CGM data with the pump's

capacity to infuse insulin. This replicates

the workings of the beta cells of the

pancreas using integrated circuits on a

silicon microchip. With this they have

been able to "deliver insulin profiles

expected from a healthy pancreas". The

sophistication of the algorithm is key to

accurate dosing. At present a home trial

is underway, the results of which are likely

to be published this time next year.

American company Tandem Diabetes

Inc., is launching its T:Slim X2 insulin pump

in the UK in association with Air Liquide

Homecare. In a statement, the companies

have confirmed, " We are pleased to

announce that Air Liquide Homecare has

entered into an agreement with Tandem

Diabetes Care Inc - a medical device

company in the United States - for Air

Liquide Homecare to sell, distribute and

support Tandem's T:Slim X2 insulin pump

in the UK. We are currently putting all

the systems and processes in place to

introduce the T:Slim X2 Insulin Pump

into the UK. Patient service and support

is at the forefront of our business and as

such, we want to make sure that all the

elements are in place and working well,

before we make the product available."

As reported in the news section on p.

4, Roche Diabetes Care has announced

it has received a CE Mark for its

new Accu-Chek Solo 'patch' insulin

pump. A micropump system, the

company has initiated bringing the

new insulin delivery system to some

countries including the UK and is

currently conducting a clinical study

using the pump in several European

countries too.

ViCentra is the company bringing

the bright little Kaleido meter to

market. The point is to improve

diabetes control with less hassle, the

colour is just an added extra encapsulating

cutting edge technology. As they say,

"We think it's only right that if you wear

something 24/7 it should look good too."

It comprises an on-the-body patch pump

and a handset, which has been designed

to be simple to use and quick to navigate

- the interface is like that of a smartphone.

To give a bolus will just take a couple of

clicks, likewise a basal rate adjustment.

The pump and handset are rechargeable.

The pump uses a micro delivery system

for accurate insulin delivery. It can detect

insulin blockages, should they occur,

using an optical sensor. The system

comes in 10 colours. You get two pumps

and one handheld device, so one pump

can be charging while the other is being

worn. Due to be available in the UK but it's

not certain when. www.hellokaleido.com

Pumps for T2s

In August 2018 Valeritas Inc. launched its

V-Go wearable insulin delivery device for

Type 2 diabetics in New Zealand. Valeritas

CEO John Timberlake commented at the

time, "Clinical studies have demonstrated

continued over

The T:slim from Tandem.

Accu-Chek's Solo

patch pump..

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  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
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  14. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
  15. OurPath programme, Roche Diabetes Care
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  25. Medtronic Minimed 670G insulin pump
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  27. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods
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  31. Desang diabetes kitbags
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  36. Making Carbs count: Counting carbs for the diabetic diet
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  38. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
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