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Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects how your body turns food into a form of energy.

Most of the food you eat is broken down into sugar which is also called Glucose and released into your blood vessels. When your blood sugar level goes up, it signals your pancreas to release insulin. Insulin acts like a key to letting the blood sugar into your body’s cells for use as energy.

The FDA (The Food and Drug Administration) cleared the first app for Android and iOS devices capable of giving diabetes patients insulin doses.

Tandem Diabetes Care confirmed in a statement its t:connect mobile app, and this app pairs with the company’s t:slim X2 insulin pump, will allow diabetic users to take a dose of insulin directly through their smartphone.

The company said that the feature is used for bolus insulin dosing. Bolus insulin is a type of insulin taken to prevent glucose spikes after meals, According to the nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1.

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John Sheridan, president and CEO of Tandem Diabetes Care, in a statement, said, “This FDA clearance further validates our commitment to innovation and the diabetes community by providing one of the most requested feature enhancements.”

The Food and Drug Administration cleared feature will be available for free. The company did not tell about the launch date.

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