A new insulin pen cap has been developed to help those with diabetes track the time between their insulin doses. Timesulin is a replacement Bluetooth enabled cap that can be placed on an insulin pen. This new cap includes a timer tracks the minutes, seconds and hours since the last dose was taken. With this cap, those with diabetes are at a lower risk of taking too many doses or forgetting to take their insulin.
Timesulin connects to your smartphone using Bluetooth technology, allowing dose times, temperature and glucose data to be stored and retrieved easily. According to Timesulin, patients will have immediate access to their data, as well as patient/clinical communication, coaching, and personalized dosing support. Timesulin also keeps track of how much insulin was injected in the previous dose.
This will be the first insulin device that can do more than just inject insulin.
Co-founder John Sjölund said, “When insulin and continuous blood glucose data are combined on a smartphone, the resulting possibilities of providing individually personalized dosing and behavior recommendations – at the right time – is game-changing.”
The Timesulin cap is battery operated and begins to record time as soon as the cap it placed back on the pen—after a dose has been taken. The timer will run until 99 hours and 59 minutes and will not reset unless it is removed from the pen for more than eight seconds. The cap has a lifespan of one year and is compatible with all existing and future insulin pens so that patients will not need to use a different pen or insulin.