If you use a Freestyle Libre 2 continuous glucose monitor and insulin pens to dose your insulin, you just got good news. Bigfoot Biomedical’s new smart pen cap got FDA approval.
The pen cap fits on most disposable insulin pens and uses glucose data from the Libre CGM to give you insulin dosing recommendations. Bigfoot Biomedical CEO Jeffrey Brewer says the new system is designed to help answer the question: “How much insulin would my doctor recommend I take right now?”
The app the pen runs off also has two hypoglycemia alarms and will alert you to a missed basal dose. Not available for direct purchase users will either get it from their doctor or with a prescription.
Here’s diaTribe’s full article about features and functions.