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July 28, 2018

Jul 28, 2018
 

This week, it is all about devices, and how they look to change the way we manage diabetes.

First off, we have a new device that seems to work similar to the V-Go insulin delivery system. This device becomes the 3rd “mechanical pump” that will be available to patients and, as you well know, the more brands there are, the more price decreases and insurance covers, so look for an uptick in usage of these products. Next, we have information on an upgrade to the Omnipod Insulin delivery system. The new version sticks better, goes deeper in the water, and has a much improved PDM as well as smartphone capabilities.

 

Finally, we have a special feature from our good friend and marathon runner David Kliff on the not-so-rosy future of finger stick monitoring and how payment will likely be based on how good a patient’s A1c is over time.

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We can make a difference!

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief