New technology could be game changer for people living with Type 1 diabetes

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There’s a new high-tech tool that could be a game-changer for people with Type 1 diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association says nearly two million Americans suffer from the disease, and managing it has often meant daily injections and painful finger pricks. The new treatment does away with that.

Called the Omnipod 5, it monitors insulin levels through a sensor on the skin, then sends the insulin directly through the patch as needed.

"So what this system does is it allows people to wear a continuous ecosensor that sends glucose data every five minutes to the pod, and the pod contains insulin and sits directly on the skin," said Dr. Jennifer Sherr, an Associate Professor in Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine.

The Omnipod is currently approved for people over the age of 6.