In 2018, the fastest-growing segment in the diabetes care market was the FGM market, which increased significantly in value. Abbott received CE Mark approval for FreeStyle® Libre in September 2014 and for FreeStyle® 2 in October 2018. The company also launched FGM in the U.S. market in late 2017 and has expanded to numerous international
Throughout this medical market research, we analyzed over 90 diabetes companies across 16 countries and used our comprehensive methodology to understand the market sizes, unit sales, company market shares, and to create accurate forecasts. While this MedSuite report contains all the Global Diabetes Monitoring, Treatment and Drug Delivery data and analysis, each of the market segments
In 2018, the fastest-growing segment in the diabetes care market was the FGM market, which increased dramatically in value. The high level of growth was attributed to the commercial launch of FGM in late 2017. Abbott received FDA approval for FreeStyle® Libre in September 2017 and for FreeStyle® Libre 14 Day in July 2018. The
Insulin pens are shaped like a writing pen, but have a reservoir for insulin and are used as a delivery method for insulin. To administer insulin, patients must remove the pen cap, clean the injection site with an alcohol swab, attach a pen needle, prime the pen, dial the appropriate dosage amount and finally inject the insulin. There is a dose dial on the side of the pen so the patient can choose the required dose.
Insulin pens are either prefilled or reusable with a disposable cartridge component, and generally carry 300 units of insulin. Most brands of insulin are available in pen format. This delivery method offers several advantages over the traditional vial and syringe delivery method. Pens offer ease-of-handling, improved accuracy, more discreet use and less injection pain.