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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 Bionic Pancreas

A collaborative group from Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital are working together to make automated blood glucose control a reality. Engineers from Boston University have developed a bionic pancreas system that uses continuous glucose monitoring along with subcutaneous delivery of both rapid-acting insulin (to lower blood glucose) and glucagon …

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Medications Via Microchip

  New investigational technology from MicroCHIPS (Lexington, Massachusetts) may make long-term, wireless drug delivery possible. The microchip-based implant is placed under the skin and contains 200 micro-reservoirs that can each store 1 mg of medication. Clinicians can remotely control medication release wirelessly; it can also be outfitted with sensors that …

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Once-a-Year Implant for Diabetes: An Answer to Adherence

  This matchstick-sized pump — currently called the ITCA 650 (Intarcia Therapeutics; Boston, Massachusetts) — could replace pills and injections for type 2 diabetes. It’s implanted under the skin of the abdomen and releases doses of the glucagon-like peptide-1 agonist exenatide (Bydureon®, Byetta®) to help control blood glucose. It must …

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Glucose Sensing Contact Lens

  Google gets the patent on a system that would likely contain a couple of parts: the contact lens, which would sense glucose levels; a "reader" device, which would communicate and power the contact lens; and a user display, where the reader and user display could be on the same …

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Cell Phone Pump

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  Nearly a century ago, the first patient was injected with insulin. Now, patients with diabetes are on the verge of being able to set their insulin doses using their smartphones. The progress in tech-based treatment in recent years is staggering, with wireless and implantable technologies emerging that just a …

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An Artificial Pancreas

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An Artificial Pancreas People with type 1 diabetes may soon be able to set their insulin doses by smartphone. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston University are testing a "bionic pancreas," a pump that goes under the skin that, when paired with an app and a small chip, tracks …

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Scanadu Scout™

Scanadu Scout™   The Scanadu Scout, currently in the final stages of development, merges several technologies to measure and track vital signs including temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, ECG, and HRV among others. The portable scanner, which works with a smartphone at the moment, will be placed on the forehead and …

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Eylea (aflibercept)

  FDA Approves Aflibercept for Diabetic Retinopathy in Patients with Diabetic Macular Oedema. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the approved use for aflibercept (Eylea) injection to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular oedema (DME). Aflibercept is administered by a physician as an injection into the …

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Calorie Counter Device from General Electric

  Americans spend over $60 billion a year on diet and weight loss products but the weight often comes right back. That may be because it’s such a hassle to count calories. Now General Electric scientist Matt Webster has developed a calorie counter device which uses microwaves and scales to …

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