...And coming in 2010
THE DEVICE: Remote-control insulin pump
WHAT IT WILL DO Allow booming numbers of diabetes patients, especially children, to have insulin and glucose levels managed remotely via data sent to a physician or parent. Controlling glucose levels is key to preventing life-threatening complications; it also saves insurers money.
WHO'S DEVELOPING IT: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Medtronic (MDT), Roche