As many of you may know, my husband/consulting partner and I were approached by Roche Diabetes’ Accu-Chek team a few years back with a challenging project request: how could we help them best “embrace” the burgeoning online diabetes patient community (what is now known lovingly as the DOC)? Our suggestion was hosting an in-person summit, to offer us cyber-advocates a rare chance to meet each other, as well as an unprecedented “peek behind the curtain”…Read more »
Forget about Y2K – this year’s Leap Year date of Feb. 29, 2012, caused a hiccup in the Animas OneTouch Ping system that the company wants to alert customers to right away.
Apparently the problem only affects users who attempted to make changes to their time and/or date settings on that exact fateful day. Weird. Per Animas:
On this date, the pump’s software did not recognize changes some patients attempted to make to their time…Read more »
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had a chance to test drive one of the newest glucose meters to hit the market — the Telcare BGM 3G, the first wirelessly-enabled glucose meter, from the Bethesda-based company of the same name (which we introduced here). Telcare made their debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, and was a semi-finalist in the “Last Gadget Standing” competition, alongside some very cool new technologies from mainstream consumer…Read more »
Wow, LifeScan’s OneTouch Verio IQ meter just barely hit market in the U.S., and we got word today that all meters across the country and across Canada are being “voluntarily removed and replaced” by the company, due to an error that can cause the meter to shut down when a user accesses the stored test results.
VerioIQ is LifeScan’s new smart meter, billed as “the first meter ever that automatically alerts you to patterns… and…
Roughly ten days ago, I was at the annual sprawling nexus of new consumer technology that takes place in Las Vegas every year, otherwise known as CES. For the second year in a row, a breakout event called the Digital Health Summit was a packed house, close to standing room only, as people swarmed in to find out what’s happening in the world of new health and medical devices, apps, and all manner of mobile…Read more »