An Example: Automated Insulin Dosing Devices

Learn about a device that automatically gives the appropriate amount of insulin to a person with diabetes.

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DR. RODGERS: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, works with diabetes patient groups, health care providers, manufacturers, and researchers to bring automated insulin dosing devices to market.

Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, a director at NIH.

My colleague, Jovonni Spinner, with the FDA explains:

MS. SPINNER: The FDA encourages and supports advancements in treatment and technology for diseases that affect all people. One recent advancement is the automated insulin dosing device. This device can be used by people who use insulin to help control their diabetes. It continuously monitors blood glucose and automatically gives the appropriate amount of insulin doses to the user.

The FDA issues guidance to help companies understand the levels of safety, efficacy, and performance that are expected to get FDA approval or clearance of devices. We want safe and effective medical devices available to the public faster.

DR. RODGERS: Follow us on Twitter @NIDDKGov. This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers.

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