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Speak, Memory - a New, Smart Insulin Pen

Published: 2/28/07
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Look out for a new "smart" insulin pen this February. It's called the HumaPen Memoir - "memoir" because it records the time and amount of the previous 16 insulin doses. This promises to be the first pen of its kind - we love the idea of memory in a pen. It won't be like a "smart" pump, because it can't do math or suggest dosing (we believe that's the best new feature in pumps in the last five years), but memory is certainly a first step. Certified diabetes educators say that thousands of patients have embraced the pen in Finland and the Netherlands, where it has been out for a year and a half. If the pen becomes popular here, it may even encourage more people to use insulin.

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