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.
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.
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.
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.