Insulin pump therapy, or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), has been used in the treatment of diabetes for decades. Devices have evolved with technological advancements; some insulin pumps now feature Bluetooth connectivity and complementary smartphone applications while the use of AI technology is slowly being integrated. Modern insulin pumps are both more patient and physician-friendly as they allow for precise insulin control in diabetic patients. As a result, the number of pump users has increased manifold now totaling an estimated 350,000 patients within the United States.
One year after the US FDA granted approval to the first “follow-on” insulin, the long-acting insulin glargine product has been officially launched in the United States. Approved as a follow-on and not a biosimilar, the long-acting insulin glargine has already been made available in Europe, and is available as a 100 Units/mL strength in 3-mL prefilled pens. It can be used in both children and adults with type 1 diabetes and adults with type 2 diabetes.