For some people who are suffering from diabetes, they will need to inject themselves with insulin from time to time. Insulin can be delivered in a couple of different ways, one of which is through an injection pen, and the other is through an insulin pump which can be worn on the body.
Those using an insulin pump would typically need to program in their bolus dose at meal times through the pump itself, but the good news is that the FDA has since announced that they have approved an app for iOS and Android devices that would allow them to control insulin pumps through a smartphone.
The app, t:connect, will be used together with the t:slim X2 insulin pump by Tandem Diabetes Care. Through the app, users will be able to program and cancel bolus insulin doses through their phones. Prior to this, the app only allowed users to view pump information like the last 24 hours of glucose trends, pump status changes, and therapy data, but now users will be able to control it.
For those who use an insulin pump and are looking for a more connected model, Tandem Diabetes Care actually has a simulator app that lets you virtually “try” their pump where you can check out the interface and its features.