Mightier than the sword: smart pens and smart phones help maintain target blood glucose levels 27 September 2021 Smart insulin pens are an exciting new area of diabetes technology and a new study of Medtronic’s InPen has demonstrated how the pens are helping users improve their glucose management. One study, recently published by the American Diabetes Association, tracked the data of over 1500 people over almost three years and found that using a smart insulin pen helped people keep their blood glucose levels within their target range for longer. In some cases by more than an hour a day. The study also noted declines in hypoglycaemia amongst participants. A smart insulin pen works with a smart phone app to collect data, alert users to missed dosages and help inform dosing decisions. The study in full can be found here. Key Points smart insulin pens can be a helpful way of maintaining target blood glucose levelsby connecting to your phone, smart insulin pens can help you make informed decisions about your insulin managementinsulin management technology is a fast-growing industry, with a growing number of options to suit different lifestyles.