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Information on the newest products for the care of patients with diabetes, from electronics to software and other products that have everything and anything to do with diabetes.

The Next CGMS is the Senseonics Eversence System

Once given FDA approval, the Senseonics Eversence System will be the fourth CGMS available in the U.S. It was submitted to the FDA for premarket approval last October, supported by data from a 90-patient pivotal trial of the device. The trial followed adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes over 90 days of CGM sensor wearing. This is an implantable CGM system that is currently approved in Europe. The sensor sits just under your skin and can stay there for anywhere from 90-180 days.

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OptiScanner

OptiScanner is the first-of-its-kind bedside blood monitoring platform that provides plasma-based, automated monitoring of ICU patients’ glucose levels. The OptiScanner 5000 directly measures plasma glucose levels using an integrated blood centrifuge and spectrometer to help avoid dangerous glycemic variations and assist clinicians in achieving the right level of glucose control.

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Bydureon BCise: A New Once-Weekly GLP-1 Agonist

The FDA has approved an auto-injector and new formulation of a once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes from AstraZeneca. Bydureon BCise offers a single-dose auto-injector for adults with type 2 diabetes. Bydureon BCise features a unique continuous-release microsphere technology delivery system that provides consistent levels of the product’s active ingredient, exenatide. The new formulation has shown the ability to reduce blood sugar levels alongside weight loss, despite not being a weight loss medication.

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Medipin® — to Detect Neuropathy

The pinprick or sharp sensation test is acknowledged and recommended by the ADA as a useful and sensitive method of testing for Loss Of Protective Sensation and predicting serious complications associated with diabetes. Medipin is a unique single use cutaneous pinprick testing device. Its patented precision technology has been designed to enhance patient pinprick sensation response.

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MedAngel ONE (Protecting Your Insulin From Temperature Changes)

MedAngel ONE is the best solution to monitor and protect temperature sensitive medications like insulin. Continuous monitoring and logging ensures that you and your patients can always can always see beyond doubt if your medications were stored properly. It supports hundreds of FDA approved medications and adapts the smart alerts to them. If a dangerous temperature is approached or exceeded, the app will alert you immediately. Read on for details and for a special discount + Free shipping Use code: Med10.

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Another Balloon Device “Orbera” Approved for Weight Loss

Orbera is a non-surgical intragastric balloon device that has been used for weight loss outside of the United States for over 20 years. It is now FDA approved to be used in the United States. The device is indicated for weight reduction in obese patients with a BMI of 30 to 40 kg/m2 who have been unable to lose weight with diet and exercise. The non-surgical procedure takes about 30 minutes. See Item #4

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HealthSuite Digital Platform

Product of the Week - connected digital health prototype enables people living with diabetes and their health care providers to make more confident care decisions, while managing the complexity of diabetes self-care.

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Smart Blood Glucose Meter to Help Diabetes Patients

Patients with diabetes have to monitor their blood glucose at home until the next doctor’s appointment. Smart blood glucose meter provides patients with easy access to certified diabetes educator and avoid future diabetes complications, according to Jodi Pulizzi, RN, BSN, CDE, CHC, director of clinical services for Livongo Health, based …

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Lilly’s Humalog® 200 units/mL KwikPen®

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Humalog® 200 units/mL KwikPen® (insulin lispro 200 units/mL; U-200), the first and only concentrated mealtime insulin analog in the U.S., is now available in pharmacies. Humalog U-200 KwikPen is a prefilled pen containing a concentrated formulation of Lilly’s rapid-acting insulin Humalog® (insulin lispro 100 units/mL). It is intended for people …

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