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Insulet tells us on follow-up: “We anticipate the use of CGM/Flash technologies to increase as the adjunctive dosing claim becomes a reality for these technologies. Given that, we are working/plan to work closely with Dexcom and Abbott Libre on integrating those readings via mobile app integration or on the PDM depending on where our Podders want it, and the technical/regulatory requirements. We feel that this will be a big improvement from a usability perspective. In the meantime we are focused on providing a single handheld device (i.e. protective case that combines the two) that allows for wireless transfer of BG readings from a meter to the new PDM. (as well as making the same BLE communication protocol open to all meters so people can choose their favorite meter as well, As of right now, unknown. This will be a new PDM, so it will pretty much have same capability as current generation does in dosing from PDM. Question remains on whether FDA will allow dosing from smartphone, beyond PDM. They haven’t had Q&A yet, so that hasn’t been asked or addressed.
The article in question detracting from Insulet is a *complete* hatchet job with no basis in reality, So, if I’m understanding it correctly, they are not going to integrate Dexcom data into the PDM display, Sad to be losing by built in glucose monitor. Really not excited about having another device to carry, This looks amazing. I love the integration. But why are they not even submitting for approval for another 6 months? This is why diabetes tech always feels outdated, I really like Mark’s idea ! Really appreciative to whomever created this and of course to those especially Dr. Banting who worked tiressly to create Insulin, Too bad we soon won’t be able to afford insulin (almost there; wait for Herr Drumpf to kill Social Security and Medicare). I’ll keep my needles and inject tap water for nostaglia’s sake. Until there’s no more water.
The next Google Doodle will be for the person or persons who find the cure and hopefully it will be in my lifetime,  It would be great if this program got approval and could be given in nursing and medical schools. It might give doctors and nurses a better concept of the day-to-day realities of living with diabetes, Oh, I know this routine much too well as a mother and grandmother of T1D’s. It is so scary and scary and scary.. not matter how well you manage… it still happens.
Why are there no generic alternatives to rapid acting insulin such as Humalog or Novalog? There are lower cost insulins such as Regular, but these are not recommended for use in insulin pumps, I’m insured now, but wasn’t for several years and at 32, have enough in medical debt to have paid for 4 years at a private college and 3 years of law school. What can they do to keep this from happening to other people? The cost of living is high enough without having to constantly worry if you can afford the drug that literally keeps you alive. The companies need to fix this, and quickly. We will be paying for this our entire lives (or until a cure is developed), you won’t lose us as consumers, unless of course we die because we can not afford to buy the product, I would like to say that it’s ridiculous that they do not have generic lispro or glarginine insulin after ALL these years. They are doing nothing to improve Humalog (or novolog for novonordisk) so the fact that research is what we’re paying for with high rx costs is ludacris. Charitable foundations are supporting research, it should not be coming from our RX payments. Ask them do they not care that people are DYING because they can’t afford this vial of liquid that we need to live our lives and big pharma has jacked up the prices so unbelievably high? :( It’s disgusting, it really is. Thank you for taking this mission on.
I would like to know why insulin is so expensive, it cost more for my insulin, strips, co pays, ( just to live) than what I make, but make too much for help. We shouldn’t need help to pay for our medications. Also, a lot of diabetics have depression and anxiety issues that need medication but that has to go to the back burner due to those high costs as well. We have to buy their insulin to live, yes many are dying and/ or are homeless due to their greed. My insulin alone is $500-$700 a month. Oh insurance companies should not tell us how many times to test, I cannot tell if my glucose is, There should be generic insulin ~ maybe not the newest iterations, but many people cannot afford the big bucks to stay healthy. I have Medicare and a very good supplemental insurance plan. Still, I pay a large deductible each month and I dread the looming donut hole every year. I don’t have a pension or retirement funded over the years and that’s no one’s fault. I am a little better off financially than the average retiree. We, all diabetics, need help. The prices of almost all pharmaceuticals are outpacing inflation rates. It’s not unlike the Epi-pen fiasco.
Why the rising price of insulin? Do they not feel a moral obligation to prevent future paying customers from dying? What plans are available to the average middle class family to assist in paying for insulin? Why has a generic not been marketed when the original patent is nearly 100 years old? What role do pharmacy benefit managers have in determining out of pocket costs? How can the consumer work with manufacturers and insurers to get best pricing? How is the CEO’s third beach house remodel coming along, Just because an insulin is 5X stronger doesn’t mean 5X higher price. Senior citizens are getting ripped of by these companies. My Endeo want me on the 5X stronger because of my dosage size. Part D Medicare doesn’t even recognize it and won’t 2ven pay for it. $2500 per vial. Rediculous,  Companies always say, “We offer assistance plans” but when you check into them, they don’t apply to people with Medicare. Please make some kind of program that would assist people with Medicare afford the price of insulin.

Michelle Cervantes

Michelle Cervantes

Hi, I'm Michelle and I am a committed campaigner for the promotion of healthier lifestyles. I love my mom, I've tried to have a healthier lifestyle for my mom. Everyone should be happy and healthy life

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