Here’s a great preview by Melissa Lee of ASweetLife.org. I’ve just given you a tickler … please check out the link to her full article posted December 17, 2015. http://tinyurl.com/nte7c6a
Insulet’s NEW Omnipod Phoenix PDM Insulin Pump
Coming by end of 2016! Look for a sleek color touchscreen but don’t hold your breath … not yet integrated with the Dexcom G5.
Abbott Freestyle Libre Pro Flash Glucose Monitoring System for US markets
Libre is a factory-calibrated flash system which displays glucose readings when scanned by a small, handheld device.
Medtronic Minimed 640G Insulin Pump for US markets
This model includes their Low Glucose Suspend feature plus a predictive LGS feature, bundled in a new color user interface, new buttons and a new orientation (more like a smartphone).
Dexcom 6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
The G6 supposedly does not require calibration (maybe not by year end) and they are also introducing a new insertion device.
Novo Nordisk’s Fast Insulin
No name yet but this is a newer, speedier version of Novolog which contains a short-acting insulin and 2 excipients (a vitamin and an amino acid) to increase the initial absorption rate.
Eli Lilly’s New Nasal Glucagon
Finally, a nasal delivery of glucagon which they claim is easy to carry, easy to dose, easy to implement and fairly fool-proof.
Other New Insulins include
- Sanofi’s Lixilan, which combines Lantus with their new GLP-1 Agonist Lyxumia
- Novo Nordisk’s Xultophy which combines Victoza with their new basal insulin Tresiba
- Eli Lilly’s Basaglar, which is a new form of Glargine.
That’s it in a nutshell. Bring on 2016!