Monday, January 30, 2023

A new app allows for blood glucose measurement and insulin dosing to be optimized in diabetics

in the disease of diabetes glycemic control is key So that patients do not have major complications both in small vessels that affect, for example, the retina or kidneys, and in those that affect large vessels that can lead to myocardial infarction. Various experts emphasize that control involves proper diet and physical exercise as well as monitoring and good adherence to glucose levels in order to have adequate levels.

This is why companies Abbott Y Novo Nordisk have joined forces to help control this diabetes Integrating the two technologies into a single digital supportA mobile app that allows you to customize the measurement of blood sugar and insulin dosage.

In particular, it is related to the integration of flash glucose monitoring system Abbott and smart insulin pen The NovoPen 6 and NovoPen Eco Plus from Novo Nordisk.

According to what the experts have told in the presentation press conference andThere are already about 5,000 units of these pens in the Spain marketThose are funded by the national health system and gradually more patients will be able to benefit from them.

“Treatment of people with diabetes has improved a lot in our country in the last 20 years and this is because Thanks also to the improvements to our SNS, integration with primary care physicians, and the development of new products and technological advances. as we are presenting today”, told Javier AmpudiaEndocrinology and Nutrition Specialist at the University Hospital of Valencia.

This new technique will allow people with insulin-dependent diabetes to Essential information for controlling your glucose in the ‘Freestyle LibreLink’ application, The ‘app’, available for iOS and Android, allows access to reports detailing glucose levels and trends and insulin doses, allowing for shared decision making.

juan francisco peranThe President of the Spanish Diabetes Federation (FEDE) has stated that “the smartpen is going to fill a need that until now has been unmet by patients and me.You will be provided with information to self-manage your diabetesknowing the insulin that is to be administered”. Furthermore, he stressed that the device is suitable for all ages.

The pen, which has a dose recording screen display, can Transfer all stored information to the app via scan. In this way, and taking a look at the history, it is possible to check when and how much insulin the patient has given, up to a total of 800 injections.

The system discriminates between the actual dose and the dose made for insulin flow test, which seeks to eliminate potential air bubbles prior to administration. This information, along with glucose levels Shareable with health professionals to aid follow-up and control of diabetes.

Ruth GasparNurse Educator in Diabetes at La Paz University Hospital, has emphasized the fact that with this type of progress proper diabetes education So that you know how to interpret it well and you know when to intervene or not.

,Technology is of little value without remedial education. They are wonderful tools, inexhaustible sources of information, and new forms of treatment. But it is not just having the resources that is extremely important, but everyone knowing how to use them and get the most out of them”, indicated the nurse.

In this sense, the President of Feder said that It is necessary to further promote the information and training available on these technical options, So that patients are aware of them and also discuss with their professional team about all the benefits that this type of device can bring in controlling their pathology.

for francisco pazuelo“We are proud that we are able to put the patient at the center and make their lives easier by helping them control the complications arising from the disease,” said the Medical Director of Novo Nordisk.

Likewise, he states that there is “great hope” in the management and control of this pathology. use of new technologies, In this case, he explains that it has been possible thanks to the constant work Smart pen, enables wireless connectivity and storage And data transfer of last 800 injections.

for his part, jose maria barrancoThe Director of Market Access and Sales at Abbott in Spain stresses that “It’s a great idea, but the important thing is Coordination and cooperation between different agents of the health sector To improve the quality of life of people with diabetes.

“Aware of this, we continue Betting on Research and Collaboration with various agents to benefit people with diabetes”, Barranco concluded.

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