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Clinical Study Begins on Insulin Delivery Device for Type 2s


Jun 16, 2012

Wearable Insulin Device

A clinical study has begun of a wearable device that continuously delivers basal insulin to people with type 2 diabetes. The device, PaQ®, is manufactured by CeQur SA, a Swiss company that has operations in Denmark and Massachusetts. Designed to provide three days of basal insulin delivery along with on-demand bolus insulin, the device incorporates a disposable insulin infuser reservoir attached to a reusable insulin monitor.

The clinical study, led by Professor Thomas Pieber, head of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University Hospital Graz, Austria, will determine if the device can successfully deliver daily insulin to type 2 users. Pieber will be looking at safety, patient satisfaction, and glycemic control.

According to CeQur, 11 million type 2s in the European Union and the United States take insulin to manage their disease. When multiple daily injections are required, however, half of all patients skip doses, citing inconvenience, embarrassment, pain, and disruption of their daily routine. CeQur's hope is that a discreet continuous insulin infusion will increase the percentage of type 2s who adhere to an insulin regimen.
More information about the device is available at www.cequrcorp.com.

Sources:
Peyrot M, Rubin RR, Kruger DF, Travis LB. Correlates of insulin injection omission.
Diabetes Care. 2010;33:240-245.
Edelman SV, Bode BW, Bailey TS, et al. Insulin pump therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes safely improved glycemic control using a simple insulin dosing regimen. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2010;12:627-633.


Categories: Basal, Diabetes, Diabetes Health, Insulin, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 2 Issues



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Comments

Posted by Anonymous on 16 June 2012

Why is this being marketed to type 2 diabetics? All type 1's need insulin to live, why not market to people with T1d?

Posted by Anonymous on 19 June 2012

It's an insulin pump with a new name...specifically, it's very much like an Omnipod with new verbage...

Read the following and tell me what makes this different than a pump...especially a tubeless pump?

"The CeQur insulin infuser includes a disposable insulin reservoir that attaches to a reusable electronic messenger. The device easily attaches to the patient's abdominal area with a safe and secure adhesive backing. Once in place, insulin is delivered subcutaneously through a fine, soft tube or cannula from the reservoir that is changed by the patient every few days. "


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