People with diabetes living on insulin injections have to keep track of when to take every dose. This can be a challenge, leading many folks to forget injections that can lead to dangerous hypoglycemia. Some people carry timers, use apps on their phones, and others just use their “internal chronometers” to remember to take injections in relation to what they’ve been eating that day. Now a product that’s been available in Europe for a couple years to help simplify tracking of injections is about to come to the U.S. thanks to an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.
The Timesulin is a replacement cap for many insulin pens currently being used by diabetics that simply displays how much time passed since the last injection. It features a sensor that detects when the cap is removed and starts a clock on the face of the cap that shows the time elapsed. There are no buttons on the device and there’s nothing to do except to snap it onto the insulin pen to activate it. There’s also no timer built-in, which the developers explain would be nearly useless since food consumption changes when injections are best taken and most people don’t take them at set times anyways.
Here’s a promo video introducing Timesulin:
Indiegogo page: Timesulin…