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Diabetes Developments - A blog on latest developments in diabetes by David Mendosa

Clever Chek Meter

November 11th, 2007 · 2 Comments

At first glance, I liked the new Clever Chek meter. It’s aesthetically pleasing and presented (packaged) very well.

Simple Diagnostics in Williston Park, New York, the sole North American distributor of Clever Chek brand products, launched the Clever Check here in August. TaiDoc Technology Corporation in Taipei, Taiwan, is the manufacturer. [Read more →]

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DNA Testing

October 4th, 2007 · 2 Comments

The first genetic test available to determine a risk factor for type 2 diabetes recently became available. I just beta tested and discussed it with the company’s CEO and several other officials. DNA Direct, a privately funded company in San Francisco, offers the test of this gene that can lead to diabetes. [Read more →]

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Accu-Chek Smart Pix Device Reader

September 15th, 2007 · 3 Comments

At the Children with Diabetes convention at DisneyWorld in July Dr. Irl Hirsch announced that a new Accu-Chek device is the first good way that we have to measure glycemic variability, because it incorporates new low and high blood glucose indices. It’s a big step forward, but the product’s developer tells me that what it offers is something else. [Read more →]

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Testing AGEs

September 8th, 2007 · No Comments

While I am vacationing in New Mexico, I combined a little business with pleasure by visiting VeraLight Inc. in Albuquerque on Friday. I wanted to check out their device that uses fluorescence to non-invasively measure advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) in the skin. [Read more →]

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Continuous Testing: First Impressions

July 29th, 2007 · No Comments

Expertise and extensive experience have an important place in information about diabetes. But first impressions count too. The experts can miss key experiences when they aren’t coming fresh to a topic. [Read more →]

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Less Meter is More

April 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

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. [Read more →]

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Checking Blood Pressure at Home

April 19th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Sometimes we need to rely on our doctors. But checking our blood pressure isn’t one of those times.

If you are lucky, every time you see your primary care physician or endocrinologist, somebody in the office will check your blood pressure. If you are especially lucky, somebody will tell you what the numbers are and they will be pretty accurate. [Read more →]

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Testing without Pain

June 16th, 2006 · 4 Comments

If it didn’t hurt, would you check your blood glucose level more often? I know that I would probably check mine six or eight times a day, if it were painless. [Read more →]

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The GlycoMark Test

June 15th, 2006 · No Comments

The technical name of the new test for blood glucose control will never be a big hit. But the test itself is the next big thing in diabetes. [Read more →]

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What’s the Point of Testing?

May 5th, 2006 · No Comments

A new survey of people with diabetes shows that we consider blood glucose testing to be one of the least challenging aspect of managing it. Maybe that’s because we don’t know when to test and what to do with the results. [Read more →]

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