Savvy Updates, 9/19/21: Kaleido Mini Patch Pump, Eversense for Medicare patients, Chronic Kidney Disease Meds, Medicare’s $35 Insulin Copay, Gut and Meds, Sparkling Waters

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Savvy Updates, 9/19/21: Kaleido Mini Patch Pump, Eversense for Medicare patients, Chronic Kidney Disease Meds, Medicare’s $35 Insulin Copay, Gut and Meds, Sparkling Waters

This mini insulin pump makes people with diabetes just a little less patient was published by Mathijs Steinberger for AD.nl, 19 August 2021.  A Utrecht company, ViCentra, has great expectations of a self-designed mini-pump that works simply and does not look medical.

The large, often eye-catching insulin pumps that patients constantly carry with them prompted two British engineers to start working on their own design in 2013. They were convinced that it had to be smaller and more user-friendly. They settled in Utrecht, which was the start of the ViCentra. 

The company succeeded in making a mini-pump mechanism, which means that the pump with insulin measures only 5 by 3 centimeters. “By comparison: the most commonly used pump is about five times as large,” says CEO Frans Cromme.

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