Hope you all had a Happy Easter. I noticed there are just over three weeks left now to enter the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge. (Submissions accepted until May 1, 2009). On that note, today is third in our series of interviews with our esteemed judges: a conversation with Dr. Steven Edelman — renowned diabetes researcher and founder of the TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes) conference series. We’re honored to have him participate in the…Read more »
It may or may not surprise you to know that lots of people with diabetes don’t really know how to use their glucose meters. By that I mean they were never given a good explanation of when test to test or why. Naturally this refers mostly to folks not on insulin (because taking insulin generally makes testing a do-or-die affair).
But there are a shocking number of Type 2 diabetics out there who were truly…
Recently I wrote about an amazingly compact new glucose meter called the Glucocard, from Japanese manufacturer Arkray. Now it seems that the company is going designer ultra-mini with a tiny new meter that will be the first-ever to feature interchangeable face plates, “so users may personalize the look of their monitoring system.” The GLUCOCARD® 01 (as it’s inexplicably named; 01 tells us nothing) received final FDA clearance in early February, and will be launched next…Read more »
All the most useful and intriguing things I learned about diabetes seem to come from other patients. No contest. Every time I correspond with folks in the community and read other PWDs blogs (as much as time permits), I am blown away by the stuff I hear about. I was fortunate enough to actually see Manny Hernandez and Anne Findlay live and in person in San Francisco last week. Here are three cool things they…Read more »
Due to my busy summer, I somehow missed the excitement about TRUE2go, the world’s smallest blood glucose meter, which was granted FDA clearance in August. Was there excitement? From the looks of it, there should have been.
As you can see, it’s about the size of an iPod Shuffle…
I haven’t seen one up close and personal yet, but according to the company, it’s about the size of a quarter! “Small enough to fit in…Read more »