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Kite insulin patch

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by Muneeb, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. Muneeb

    Muneeb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wondered if anybody had heard of this device or had more info on it, seems like its still under development since last year and we could potentially see it in 2020. Seems really intruiging.

    https://ifworlddesignguide.com/entry/234687-kite-smart-insulin-port
    https://www.yankodesign.com/2019/08...ns-with-kite-get-rid-of-40-weekly-injections/


    Seems like a small patch similar to the libre, which has wireless connectivity to devices for auto adjustment and insulin administration, seems to stay in place for a week, with insulin topped up as necessary.

    Its small form factor seems ideal and it would be very interesting to see how it works and how well it works.
     
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  2. Muneeb

    Muneeb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Fndwheelie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I maybe wrong but it looks like a hi tech version of the iPort injection port. This kite devices also measures the dose as you inject it and sends it to your phone, but I doubt it can tell the difference between different insulin’s.

    https://mmc.medtronic-diabetes.co.uk/iport/

    Edit: If I needed something like this I’m not sure I would go for the kite device, the iport seems basic and does the same thing essentially. I do embrace new technology, currently using the libre, but I think something’s are fine being basic and non-digital.
     
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  4. Muneeb

    Muneeb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I agree, doesn't seem to offer as much as it seemed to in the article. Just an intermediate for injections.
     
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