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Expert Rev Med Devices. 2008 Mar;5(2):113-23. doi: 10.1586/17434440.5.2.113.

Insulin glargine and glulisine SoloSTAR pens for the treatment of diabetes.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA.


Insulin is an effective medication for lowering hemoglobin A(1c) values and can be used for both basal and prandial coverage of hyperglycemia in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Despite its effectiveness there is still reluctance by patients and physicians to add insulin into the treatment regimen for Type 2 diabetes when needed. One of the key barriers to initiating insulin therapy is the method of delivery. Insulin delivery pens are continually developed as a means to improve upon the vial and syringe and to make it easier for patients to incorporate insulin therapy into their lifestyles. The SoloSTAR pen (Sanofi-Aventis, Paris, France) was developed to make insulin delivery easier and to help eliminate barriers to the initiation of insulin therapy. In this article, we discuss the features and characteristics of SoloSTAR that overcome existing unmet needs.

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