Just a few weeks ago, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Medtronic’s 670G insulin pump for sale in the US.
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As fast as rapid-acting insulin is, the phrase "slower than molasses in January" is a better descriptor for how quickly it works as compared to the insulin made by a normally functioning pancreas. It takes about 4 hours for it to finish working, for crying out loud! In the not-so-distant future, we may have insulins available that improve upon the action of our currently-approved mealtime insulins.
Tens of millions worldwide have some form of diabetes, and an estimated 60% or more don’t know anyone else in their lives who lives with diabetes as well. Are you one of them? Learn about a free support system!
Calling all smokers…did you know that if you have Type 1 and smoke, your A1c is likely higher than it would be if you were a non-smoker? That's true for your cholesterol levels, too. You can change that!
If you are a low-income Medicare beneficiary with diabetes who requires multiple daily injections of insulin, or insulin pump therapy, and also have hypoglycemia unawareness, we have some good news for you! You may be eligible to receive help with your appeal if you have been denied coverage by Medicare for a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system.
Bigfoot Biomedical is making progress towards getting its artificial pancreas on the market. The company announced in August that it obtained approval from the FDA to enroll up to 50 participants in a trial of its system in development.