New Insulin Delivery Devices for 2017
Tandem’s t:slim X2 Insulin Pump – October-December 2016. The latest Tandem pump will add a new Bluetooth radio and enable software updates to add future Dexcom G5 connectivity and automated insulin delivery algorithms.
Medtronic MiniMed Pro Infusion Set with BD FlowSmart technology – around late 2016. The long-awaited infusion set has several key improvements, most notably a new catheter that allows insulin to flow out of two holes (less occlusions).
LifeScan’s OneTouch Via – early 2017. The bolus-only, super slim wearable device holds 200 units of insulin and can be worn for three days. Squeezing two buttons (including through clothes) – will discreetly deliver a two-unit bolus.
Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G/Enlite 3 Hybrid Closed Loop – by April 2017. The first automated basal insulin delivery system is currently under FDA review and will automatically increase/decrease basal insulin delivery in response to CGM information. It’s particularly effective overnight.
Companion Medical’s InPen – 2017. Finally, an insulin pen with built-in Bluetooth, enabling dose data to be sent to a phone app automatically