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New technologies for diabetes: a review of the present and the future

Neesha Ramchandani1 and Rubina A Heptulla12*

Author Affiliations

1 The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes, 3415 Bainbridge Ave, Bronx, NY, 10467, USA

2 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Bronx, NY, 10461, USA

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International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology 2012, 2012:28  doi:10.1186/1687-9856-2012-28

Published: 26 October 2012

Abstract

This review summarizes the technologies in use and in the pipeline for the management of diabetes. The review focuses on glucose meters, continuous glucose monitoring devices, insulin pumps, and getting clinicians connected to technologies. All information presented can be found in the public domain, and was obtained from journal articles, websites, product review tables in patient publications, and professional conferences. The technology concerns, ongoing development and future trends in this area are also discussed.

Keywords:
Diabetes technology; Continuous glucose monitoring; Insulin pump; Blood glucose meter; New therapies; Inhaled insulin; Insulin patch; Insulin pill; SmartInsulin