FDA Approves Toujeo, Sanofi’s New Long Acting Insulin 

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sanofi’s new once daily long acting insulin, Toujeo (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection, 300 U/mL) for treatment of adults living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Toujeo will be available in the Toujeo SoloSTAR, a disposable prefilled pen which contains 450 units of Toujeo and requires one third of the injection volume to deliver the same number of insulin units as compared to the Lantus SoloSTAR. Read more

JDRF and Janssen Team Up to Intercept Type 1 Diabetes

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Janssen Research & Development, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, announced that it will invest in a novel scientific approach, called disease interception, to find ways to intercept type 1 diabetes using new diagnostic and pre-disease intervention strategies. If successful, this approach has the potential to transform the standard of care in type 1 diabetes.
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FDA Approves Glyxambi, New Type 2 Diabetes Medication 

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly and Company’s Glyxambi for treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes.
Glyxambi is the first and only diabetes treatment in the U.S. to combine the dual mechanisms of …. Read more

Medtronic Launches New Minimed 640G Insulin Pump (in Australia)

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Medtronic, Inc. announced the global launch of the MiniMed 640G System, the next breakthrough toward an artificial pancreas.
The system is the first in the world to both automatically suspend insulin delivery when sensor glucose levels are predicted to approach a low limit, and then resume insulin delivery once sensor glucose levels recover. Read more

FDA Approves the t:flex, Tandem’s Larger Capacity Insulin Pump 

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The U.S. FDA has granted the Tandem Diabetes Care clearance to market the t:flex Insulin Pump. At 480 units, the insulin reservoir of the t:flex Pump has the largest capacity currently available in the United States. The t:flex Pump is designed for people who require more than 100 units of U-100 insulin per day, such as teenagers with type 1 diabetes and many people with type 2 diabetes… Read more

Asian Americans Develop Diabetes at Lower BMI Levels

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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has decided to lower the Body Mass Index (BMI) cut point at which it recommends screening Asian Americans for type 2 diabetes. This change in ADA guidelines is aligned with evidence that many Asian Americans develop the disease at lower BMI levels than the population at large, according to a position statement being published in the January issue of Diabetes Care. Read more

First Person with Type 1 Diabetes Receives Experimental Encapsulated Cell Therapy

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JDRF announced that JDRF-funded partner, ViaCyte, Inc. has for the first time ever implanted a person with type 1 diabetes with an experimental encapsulated cell therapy product candidate, called VC-01, which is being developed for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. This individual, and others to follow, is participating in a trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the VC-01 product candidate, a potential replacement source of insulin-producing cells. Read more

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