It took me more than two years, but I finally got my hands on a neat little device that lets you use a standard phone line to upload information from a blood glucose meter to a secure server. Then, your health care team can review the reports and graphs to use in helping you to manage your diabetes.
This weekend I happened to sit down for breakfast at our local farmers’ market with a couple of young women. I noticed that one of them was checking her blood glucose with the original FreeStyle meter and couldn’t resist striking up a conversation with her.
We have known for several years that we often miscode our blood glucose meters. Now we have scientific proof that this miscoding can cause big errors in insulin doses with potentially serious health complications.
One of the ways to make a non-invasive blood glucose meter that is most attractive to researchers is optical technology. It has the promise of being less painful and more affordable than our current blood glucose meters.
The brand new dHealth Network really does make health management easy, as it claims. I know because I have been helping them to test it for the past two months.
Ever since I saw the preview of the GlucoCom Telemonitoring System at the American Diabetes Association’s annual meeting in June, I have been trying to get my hands on one. This morning I finally succeeded, and it was worth the wait.