FDA Clears NovoPen Echo Insulin Injection Device With Half-Unit Dosing

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 27, 2013 at 12:52 PM Diabetes News
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FDA has cleared Novo Nordisk's NovoPen Echo insulin injection device, which is the only one available in the U.S. that is capable of delivering half-unit doses of insulin.
 FDA Clears NovoPen Echo Insulin Injection Device With Half-Unit Dosing
FDA Clears NovoPen Echo Insulin Injection Device With Half-Unit Dosing
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This is a boon for diabetic children who need insulin in reduced doses. It also comes with a digital readout that gives the time of the previous injection. This information is valuable to parents as they can ascertain if children are administering insulin as per the need.

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Diabetes is a group of diseases with one thing in common - a problem with insulin. The problem could be that your body doesn't make any insulin, doesn't make enough insulin or doesn't use insulin properly.

Type 1 Diabetes - This type of diabetes is an autoimmune disease. Your immune system turns on itself and destroys the insulin-producing cells in your pancreas. Although Type 1 diabetes usually develops in childhood or teen years, it can appear later.

Type 2 Diabetes -In this type, your pancreas makes some insulin, but not enough. Your cells also can become resistant to insulin's effects, keeping insulin from escorting enough glucose into your body's cells. Type 2 diabetes generally develops after age 40. However, doctors are seeing a rise in childhood Type 2 diabetes that parallels the rise in obesity among youth.



Source: Medindia
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