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 »
A new calendar year is nearly upon us — always a good time to “get your house in order” in various ways. Today, D-author and fellow mother of three Amy Stockwell Mercer joins us to report on her recent adventures in getting her family’s medical bill situation cleaned up, with a little help from some new tools.
Special to the ‘Mine by Amy Mercer
My son Reid is 2 ½ and we are still…Read more »
It is quite possibly a new era in blood glucose monitoring! This morning, the FDA approved Sanofi-Aventis’ groundbreaking iBGStar product, the first and only BG meter that connects directly to your Apple iPhone or iPod touch. No cables are necessary, as this little meter sports an Apple-compatible plug built right in!
The iBGStar is already available in Germany, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Italy — and I am one of the first lucky U.S. patients…Read more »
Suddenly, it seems to be raining diabetes iPhone apps. Many of them offer sophisticated graphing of your glucose data, or educational materials, medication reminders, training videos, and even links to purchase supplies. Notice that NOT ONE of the logging apps offers a way around manual entry of your numbers — ugh!
New Glooko, due on the market Nov. 15, aims to change all that. It will be the first available plug-in cable between popular glucose…
Seems like every week we are hearing about new diabetes mobile apps coming out. But with so many to choose from now, how can we tell what’s really going to be helpful for us PWDs? It’s doubtful there will ever be an app that perfectly matches everyone’s needs, but there are certainly a lot of folks creating choices for us. We took a close look at some of the recent offerings:
Earning rewards for…