TUESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) — The OneTouch Ping glucose management meter, which communicates without wires to a pump that delivers insulin to people with diabetes, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, maker Animas Corp. said Tuesday.
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The system allows users to receive an insulin dose — based on the meter reading — without the person touching the pump, said Animas, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
Insulin pumps are small devices commonly clipped to a belt or clothing, delivering insulin through a catheter that's inserted under the skin.
The device is waterproof up to 12 feet for 24 hours, Animas said in a statement.
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