The Philadelphia Business Journal reports about the new insulin pump from Animas, that will, in addition to many other things, include a food database of up to 500 items and play some tunes:
The intensive management of diabetes requires that people with the condition compensate for carbohydrates they’ve ingested when administering their insulin.
Animas officials said the food database reduces guesswork when counting carbohydrates, helping patients achieve more accurate dosing of their insulin.
“Many people with diabetes struggle with carbohydrate counting, and either find it very time consuming or do a less-than-accurate job with it,” said Katherine Crothall, the company’s president and CEO. “Having an extensive food database incorporated in our pump is an important step forward in pump therapy.”
Crothall said the new pump, expected to hit the market midmonth, also gives patients that options of creating customized tunes or choosing from a database of popular songs that be used to signal alerts.
“Many people, particularly teenagers, wish to be discreet with their diabetes, and using tunes in lieu of beeps helps them achieve this goal,” she said. “Our IR 1250 pump not only looks like a small cell phone, but it now sounds like one as well.”
Pictured above is a “previous generation” IR 1200 pump. At the present time Animas website does not have any info about the upcoming IR 1250.
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