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  1. Scott E
    Scott E February 12, 2013 at 5:17 am | | Reply

    I really hope this doesn’t start a trend — a trend in which manufacturers start focusing and competing on all the “bells and whistles” and get distracted from the primary goal — in this case, measuring blood glucose accurately.

    Look at the iPhone. With software developers in plentiful supply, they’ve developed a sleek, intuitive interface, but its ability to carry a phone call is among the worst I’ve seen (just my own observation).

    Software engineers are in great supply and their work is (comparatively) cheap when compared with physical R&D efforts. While I don’t diminish the features of this device, nor do I have any knowledge whatsoever on how accurate the readings are, I fear that costs may drive the future of D-devices to be akin to putting lipstick on a pig, I sure hope that doesn’t happen.

  2. Mary Dexter
    Mary Dexter February 12, 2013 at 7:25 am | | Reply

    I didn’t notice them entering the # of carbs. It calculates only the new ratio/correction. Most of us have sliding scales ( e.g., add 1u/60mg/dL over 100 4hrs later). This does not calculate the total dose for lunch. It doesn’t indicate how one might want to change either the basal or the previous bolus ratio. So really, this does less than the Verio, the Insulinx Euromodel, or my insulin pump Bolus Wizard ( which I’m still using, although not to give me insulin, since it wasn’t)

  3. Tim Steinert
    Tim Steinert February 12, 2013 at 3:13 pm | | Reply

    I don’t see the need for this because I am annoyed enough by my diabetes to have taken control of where my treatment is going and where my BGs need to be (bar those days where NOTHING makes sense).

    However, for people who are NOT so actively engaged, this might be helpful. The problem is, this type of information seems geared to Type 1s, who generally already have a good grasp of the math involved. I do it all in my head, or, if need be, on a piece of paper.

  4. Mike Ratrie
    Mike Ratrie February 13, 2013 at 3:36 pm | | Reply

    Is the programming ONLY available through one’s doctor? Does the device make any recommendations regarding basal adjustments (either on a temporary or a permanent basis)?

    I would very much like to see a software that looks at both basal and bolus (aka TDD) and makes recommendations for both.

  5. Barrie
    Barrie February 25, 2013 at 4:20 pm | | Reply

    How can it track IOB unless the user inputs all insulin doses 100% of the time at the exact time the dose is taken?

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