Wednesday 25th April 2012
A device which helps patients with insulin-dependent diabetes to avoid missed or accidental double doses is to be sold through Diabetes UK.
Timesulin is a replacement cap for all major insulin pen brands. It has an incorporated timer to show users how long it has been since their last injection. It is designed to help patients from accidentally taking a double dose or missing one out completely.
Diabetes UK is the first European diabetes association to start selling Timesulin directly through its online store.
Shirley Quinn, from Diabetes UK, said: "We are very excited to be working with Timesulin. This is a fantastic opportunity for the charity to be at the forefront in selling this innovative product, the aim of which is to reduce the stress of remembering how long it's been since your last insulin injection."
Timesulin was created by John Sjolund who has Type 1 diabetes.
He said: "An accidental double dose causes blood sugar levels to plummet, brings on sweats and can cause severe, long and short-term health complications. Most importantly, I hate that feeling of not being sure whether I took my shot, which causes daily anxiety. People with diabetes need a simple way of knowing if they took their insulin, and when. Timesulin does exactly that."
The product is available via http://www.diabetes.org.uk/timesulin.