Written By: ADCES staff. In collaboration with Lilly Diabetes
A smart pen is an insulin pen device that communicates with a mobile app to track insulin delivery, such as the timing and dose of insulin given.
Smart pen technologies include reusable insulin pens or smart cap/attachments that attach to a disposable, pre-filled, insulin pen.
Smart pen platforms provide people with diabetes personalized information and guidance through smart pen technology integration with an app that can capture blood glucose readings, insulin dosing data, and other behavior metrics such as physical activity and carbohydrate intake.
Smart pens can facilitate insulin management for patients and providers by:
Smart pens provide access to comprehensive data by adding key information (e.g., insulin dose, time of insulin delivery and blood glucose readings) that may have been missing in the past from patients’ self-reports.
Any person with diabetes who:
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