Diabetes Technology

Endocr Dev. 2016:31:57-83. doi: 10.1159/000439389. Epub 2016 Jan 19.


Diabetes technology is an evolving field. The research started with the development of blood glucose meters for patient self-testing and the introduction of insulin pen injection devices. Modern devices employ new technological features, such as the use of computer simulations and mathematical algorithms, connectivity and signal transfer, and the use of modern (space research-derived) materials. With these innovations, the goal to develop an artificial pancreas by closing the loop between a continuous glucose sensor and a continuous insulin-delivering device via insulin delivery algorithms is coming closer to reality. As a consequence, interim achievements on this way result in the commercialization of innovative new diabetes technology devices, which help to facilitate the daily life of the affected people with diabetes.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Technology / trends*
  • Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring / instrumentation*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Insulin Infusion Systems / trends*
  • Pancreas, Artificial*