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 »
The tech industry’s biggest conference of the year — the Consumer Electronics Show — kicks off today in Las Vegas, where the first FDA-approved wireless-capable glucose meter, the Telcare, will make its debut. You may have read Walt Mossberg’s enthusiastic Wall St. Journal coverage of this new meter that zaps your BG results to an online database, where you or your doctor can access it via a password-protected website or iPhone app.
(btw, Amy flew…
Besides the cool factor of “let’s take health mobile,” one of the recurring themes at the AADE conference this year was recognition of the fact that while the diabetes population continues to mushroom, the ability of healthcare professionals to care for the ever-growing numbers of patients is stagnating. (There are currently 30,000 CDEs working in the US, but at least 43,000 are needed to match the workload of 24 million PWDs; by 2025, at least…Read more »