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“Even with all of the advances in diabetes technology, insulin therapy is still overwhelming and complex,” said
The personalized diabetes management system being developed will include both pen- and pump-based platforms. The goal of the pen-based platform is to integrate personalized data from a prefilled, disposable insulin pen with data from glucose-sensing technologies into a compatible software application. Personalized data is transferred from the pen via an optional attachment. The goal of the pump-based platform, which is a hybrid-closed loop system, is to use integrated devices – an insulin pump, continuous glucose monitor and a dedicated handheld controller or smartphone application that controls the system – to automate insulin dosing.
“CGMs provide people with diabetes and their healthcare team with important real-time data that can help alleviate the burden of diabetes management, including overall glucose level trends and information on time spent in target blood glucose range,” said
Approximately 30 million Americans1 and an estimated 425 million adults worldwide have diabetes.2 Type 2 diabetes is the most common type internationally, accounting for an estimated 90 to 95 percent of all diabetes cases in
About Lilly Diabetes
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This press release contains forward-looking statements (as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) about the potential of the personalized diabetes management system for the management and treatment of diabetes, and reflects Lilly’s current beliefs. However, as with any pharmaceutical product or medical device, there are substantial risks and uncertainties in the process of development and commercialization. Among other things, there is no guarantee that the connected diabetes solutions will be commercially successful or that the company will meet its anticipated timelines for the roll out of this system. For further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties, see Lilly’s most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings with the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services; 2017.
International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 8th edn. Brussels, Belgium: International Diabetes Federation, 2017. http://www.diabetesatlas.org.
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