Let me start by saying that the information in this post is, at the time of publishing, more than a week old. Although it is not fresh from the press, I still thought was important to share here.
During the American Diabetes Association conference in New Orleans, CNBC interviewed Bill Hawkins, Medtronic chairman & CEO. This was your typical analyst interview where Medtronic commented about their products, the new Paradigm VEO and their work towards a closed loop system.
What was really interesting, is that for the first time, Medtronic showed to the media the prototype of a patch pump.
Medtronic’s patch pump, which so far does not seem to have a name, is expected to compete head on with Insulet’s Omnipod. I personally would like to see how it compares, and more importantly for me, whether will be available here in Australia. The Omnipod is still only available in North America and is not expected to be available anywhere else for a while.
Maybe this will be our chance to finally move to a tubeless pump, but obviously there is a long road still to go.