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Nov. 14, 2020

Nov 14, 2020
 

When my wife first started using insulin, she had a pen she carried everywhere. She would test her glucose, log it on the phone, and then log her carbs, calculate her dose based on a laminated card, and inject her insulin. This process worked well but was very cumbersome.

She was able to get an early version of the InPenTM and the iPhone app that went with it.

 

The InPen app made a big difference. She would test her glucose and the reading went into the app, and then she would count her carbs, enter into the app, and based on her ratios her dose would be calculated. The really cool feature was that the InPen app actually took into consideration her on-board insulin and adjusted her dose accordingly.

Once she injected the InPen sent a message to the app, so she always had a record of taking her dose. Now that Medtronic has the InPen you will be able to take advantage of their CGM to make insulin dosing more accurate and easier, and with the app you will be able to inject insulin whenever you need it.

This system opens up a new way for patients to have 24/7 control over their diabetes without needing a pump.

 

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We can make a difference!

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Dave Joffe

Editor-in-chief