October 25, 2021

Status Update: Connected Insulin Delivery Devices

Connected Device

Until recently the only ways to take insulin, other than using an insulin pump, was via traditional pens or vial and syringe. Due to engineering and technological innovation there’s a growing cadre of insulin delivery devices called connected insulin delivery devices. In this blog for T1D Exchange, I define “connected” devices and review the rationale for their need. I also cover their potential benefits to diabetes care and their abilities to improve aspects of taking insulin while removing some of the mental burden. A related table details the five currently available, as well as near-future devices. This is also posted on the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES) blog. Find it here...