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Diabetes Developments - A blog on latest developments in diabetes by David Mendosa
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Remote Blood Glucose Tracking

September 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

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. [Read more →]

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A is for Accuracy

May 3rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

When we talk about blood glucose meter specs, we using consider how fast the meter is and the sample size. That’s because few meters have any accuracy worth talking about.

But one small company concentrates on accuracy. And this company, AgaMatrix Inc. in Salem, New Hampshire, just came out with a new meter that I think will blow away the competition. [Read more →]

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GlucoCom Telemonitoring

November 17th, 2006 · 1 Comment

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. [Read more →]

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Wireless Monitoring

October 14th, 2006 · No Comments

The second generation of blood glucose meters is beginning to arrive. But it may not be what most people think it is.

It may not be continuous sensors, some of which are already here. They show our blood glucose trends and can warn of us impending hypos or hypers even while we are asleep. But few people with diabetes can afford them, because hardly any health insurance companies will reimburse you for them. [Read more →]

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China’s GlucosePilot

July 21st, 2006 · No Comments

The first blood glucose meter made in China for the U.S. debuted at last month’s American Diabetes Association’s 66th Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C. Now, I wonder how long it will be before cars and trucks made in China take over the American market. [Read more →]

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A Noble Meter

July 21st, 2006 · No Comments

Four companies new to diabetes presented their blood glucose meters at last month’s American Diabetes Association’s 66th Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C. This brings to 30 the number of companies selling such meters anywhere, according to my master directory of blood glucose meters. [Read more →]

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The Wave 1 Meter

June 9th, 2006 · No Comments

If you are as interested in the accuracy of your blood glucose meter as I am, a new meter from AgaMatrix Inc. in Salem, New Hampshire, might well be just what you need. [Read more →]

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LifeScan Gets it Right

May 3rd, 2006 · 1 Comment

LifeScan has just released a new blood glucose meter that finally got it right. This meter, called the OneTouch Ultra2 Blood Glucose Monitoring System, solves one of the biggest meter problems that I have been harping on for years. [Read more →]

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