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Diabetes Developments - A blog on latest developments in diabetes by David Mendosa
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Exercise and Peripheral Arterial Disease

April 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Since I knew almost nothing about peripheral arterial disease (PAD), I jumped at the chance to talk with Dr. Michael Jaff a few days ago. He is the medical director of the Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital and a specialist in treating PAD.
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Posted in: Complications, Exercise

Children with Diabetes Joins J&J

March 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Three guys started some of the first diabetes websites at the dawn of the Internet age in 1995. My site, Mendosa.com, came first. But quite soon Dr. Bill Quick started his site, DiabetesMonitor.com, and Jeff Hitchcock started ChildrenWithDiabetes.com.
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Posted in: Psychosocial

Meter Accuracy and Precision

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments

One of the most interesting and important professional journals will publish a head-to-head comparison of major blood glucose meters in its forthcoming April 2008 issue. The article in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics compares Abbott Diabetes Care’s FreeStyle Flash, Roche’s Accu-Chek Advantage and Accu-Chek Compact Plus, and Bayer HealthCare’s Contour.

The article also includes BD Diabetes Care’s BD Logic meter, which the company no longer makes. But it fails to include perhaps the most accurate meter, the WaveSense KeyNote, made by AgaMatrix, one of the smaller companies in this business. Also omitted are any meters from one of the biggest meter companies, LifeScan.

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Posted in: Testing

The Simple GlucoMON

March 6th, 2008 · No Comments

All of us can use a little help in managing the complexities of our diabetes. The very young and the very old sometimes need a lot.

Do you need to make sure that your child or parent has his or her blood glucose under control? Short of hovering over them all the time, you can ask them to send their test results to you or their doctor.
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Posted in: Testing